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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

Shakespearean Celebrity in the Digital Age

Fan Cultures and Remediation

Authors: Blackwell, Anna

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  • Offers the first monograph-length study of the phenomenon of ‘Shakespearean’ performers
  • Brings Shakespeare to the contemporary digital ‘stage’ and demonstrates the mutability of British identity
  • Focuses not only on medium- or genre-specific foci, such as the blockbuster film or the internet meme, but also on processes which are too often obscured in analysis, such as advertising and circulation on social media
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This book offers a timely examination of the relationship between Shakespeare and contemporary digital media. By focusing upon a variety of ‘Shakespearean’ individuals, groups and communities and their ‘online’ presence, the book explores the role of popular internet culture in the ongoing adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays and his general cultural standing. The description of certain performers as ‘Shakespearean’ is a ubiquitous but often throwaway assessment. However, a study of ‘Shakespearean’ actors within a broader cultural context reveals much, not only about the mutable face of British culture (popular and ‘highbrow’) but also about national identity and commerce. These performers share an online space with the other major focus of the book: the fans and digital content creators whose engagement with the Shakespearean marks them out as more than just audiences and consumers; they become producers and critics. Ultimately, Digital Shakespeareans moves beyond the theatrical history focus of related works to consider the role of digital culture and technology in shaping Shakespeare’s contemporary adaptive legacy and the means by which we engage with it.

About the authors

Anna Blackwell is a lecturer in the Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96544-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96543-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespearean Celebrity in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Fan Cultures and Remediation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96544-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96544-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96543-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 188
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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