“Lend thy serious hearing”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespeare Adaptations
Тези до: 03.07.2017
Дати: 08.02.18 — 10.02.18
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Організатори: University of Melbourne
Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his work continues to not only fill playhouses around the world, but be adapted for various forms of popular culture, including film, television, online video, and comics/graphic novels. These adaptations introduce a whole new generation of audiences to the work of Shakespeare, and are often fun, playful, engaging, and “irreverent, broadly allusive, and richly reimagined takes on their source material” (Cartelli and Rowe, New Wave Shakespeare on Screen, 2007, 1).
Proposals are invited for papers engaging with the various ways irreverence and play are used in Shakespearean adaptations in order to draw out existing humour in Shakespeare works and/or, and as a pedagogical aid used to help explain complex language, themes, and emotions found in Shakespeare’s works, and more generally make Shakespeare relatable, and entertaining for twenty-first century audiences.