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Author Calbi, Maurizio, author

Title Spectral Shakespeares : media adaptations in the twenty-first century / Maurizio Calb
Edition First edition: September 2013
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Reproducing Shakespeare : new studies in adaptation and appropriation
Reproducing Shakespeare.
Contents Introduction: Shakespeare, spectro-textuality, spectro-mediality -- The state of the kitchen: incorporation and "animanomaly" in Scotland, PA and the BBC Shakespeare retold Macbeth -- Shakespearean retreats: spectrality, survival, and auto-immunity in Kristian Levring's The king is alive -- Reiterating Othello: spectral media and the rhetoric of silence in Alexander Abela's Souli -- "This is my home, too": migration, spectrality, and hospitality in Roberta Torre's Sud side stori -- "Shakespeare in the extreme": ghosts and remediation in Alexander Fodor's Hamlet -- "Restless ecstasy": addiction, reiteration, and mediality in Klaus Knoesel's Rave Macbeth -- "He speaks or rather he tweets": the specter of the "original," media, and "media-crossed" love in Such tweet sorrow
Summary "Spectral Shakespeares" is an illuminating exploration of recent, experimental adaptations of Shakespeare on film, TV, and the web. Drawing on adaptation studies and media theory as well as Jacques Derrida's work, this book argues that these adaptations foreground a cluster of self-reflexive "themes"--Incorporation to reiteration, from migration to addiction, from silence to survival -- that contribute to the redefinition of adaptation, and Shakespearean adaptation in particular, as an unfinished and interminable process. The "Shakespeare" that emerges from these adaptations is a fragmentary, mediatized, and heterogeneous presence, a spectral Shakespeare that leaves a mark on our contemporary mediascape
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-225) and index
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed November 12, 2014)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Mass media and literature.
Television adaptations -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137063769 (electronic bk.)
1299951945 (electronic bk.)
9781137063762 (electronic bk.)
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