Spectral Shakespeares: Media Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century (Reproducing Shakespeare 1st ed. 2013)

Spectral Shakespeares: Media Adaptations in the Twenty-First Century (Reproducing Shakespeare 1st ed. 2013)

By: Maurizio Calbi (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

£49.49 RRP £54.99  You save £5.50 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery


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" - from 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.

About Author

Maurizio Calbi is Professor of English Literature at the University of Salerno, Italy. He is the author of Approximate Bodies: Gender and Power in Early Modern Drama and Anatomy and has published on Shakespeare and early modern culture, screen adaptations, postcolonial literature, and postcolonial rewritings of Shakespeare.


Introduction: Shakespeare, Spectro-Textuality, Spectro-Mediality 1. The State of the Kitchen: Incorporation and "Animanomaly" in Scotland, PA and the BBC Shakespeare Retold Macbeth 2. Shakespearean Retreats: Spectrality, Survival, and Auto-Immunity in Kristian Levring's The King Is Alive 3. Reiterating Othello: Spectral Media and the Rhetoric of Silence in Alexander Abela's Souli 4. 'This Is My Home, Too': Migration, Spectrality, and Hospitality in Roberta Torre's Sud Side Stori 5. "Shakespeare in the Extreme": Ghosts and Remediation in Alexander Fodor's Hamlet 6. 'Restless Ecstasy': Addiction, Reiteration, and Mediality in Klaus Knoesel's Rave Macbeth 7. 'He speaks...Or Rather...He Tweets': The Specter of the "Original," Media, and 'Media-Crossed' Love in Such Tweet Sorrow

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137585127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9781137585127
  • weight: 3212
  • ISBN10: 1137585129
  • edition: 1st ed. 2013

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly