Novel Shakespeares: Twentieth-century Women Novelists and Appropriation

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Manchester University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
Much recent contemporary fiction by women has appropratied themes and plot structures found in Shakespearean drama; "Novel Shakespeare" is an innovative study of a number of these texts. Environmental theory, the Hollywood and Bollywood film industries, detective fiction, children's literature, and the politics of postcolonialsim, are examined. Offering stimulating critical analyses for students of Shakespeare, contemporary fiction, and gender studies, this work provides a pertinent introduction to the emergent genre of appropriation.
 

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Contents

Barbara
14
Kate Atkinson in the House of Arden
66
Iris Murdoch and the theatrical scene
132
Other Lears
217
CONCLUSION Expanding the canon and casting
230
Index
250
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Julie Sanders is Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics (1998), the editor of Ben Jonson in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and has recently edited The New Inn for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. She has appeared several times on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'In our Time' talking about early modern literature and drama, and has advised on theatre and radio programmes as well as giving talks for playhouses and theatre companies in the UK and USA.

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