Serial Shakespeare

Serial Shakespeare An Infinite Variety of Appropriations in American TV Drama - Manchester University Press

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Synopsis

Shakespeare is everywhere in contemporary media culture. This book explores the reasons for this dissemination and reassemblage. Ranging widely over American TV drama, it discusses the use of citations in Westworld and The Wire, demonstrating how they tap into but also transform Shakespeare's preferred themes and concerns. It then examines the presentation of female presidents in shows such as Commander in Chief and House of Cards, revealing how they are modelled on figures of female sovereignty from his plays. Finally, it analyses the specifically Shakespearean dramaturgy of Deadwood and The Americans. Ultimately, the book brings into focus the way serial TV drama appropriates Shakespeare in order to give voice to the unfinished business of the American cultural imaginary.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526142313
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.4575
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 434g
Height: 241mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 26mm