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By Louise Geddes

ISBN-10: 1683930444

ISBN-13: 9781683930440

Appropriating Shakespeare: A Cultural background of Pyramus and Thisbe argues that the colourful, transformative background of Shakespeare’s play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream throughout 4 centuries permits us to work out the way Shakespeare is used to either create and critique emergent cultural traits. due to its cautious contrast among “good” and “bad” artwork, Pyramus and Thisbe’s playful meditation at the foolishness of over-reaching theatrical ambition is again and again appropriated through artists looking to parody modern aesthetics, leading to an ongoing review of Shakespeare’s price to the time. starting with the play’s personal production as an appropriation of Ovid, designed to maintain the rowdy clown in money, Appropriating Shakespeare is a wide-ranging learn that charts Pyramus and Thisbe’s personal metamorphosis via opera, novel, tv, and, after all, theatre. This specified historical past illustrates Pyramus and Thisbe’s skill to draw like-minded, experimental, genre-bending artists who use the textual content as a way of exploring the price in their personal person craft. eventually, what this heritage unearths is that, in excerpt, Pyramus and Thisbe affirms where of artist as either client and manufacturer of Shakespeare.

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