Shakespeare and Youth Culture

by J. Hulbert, K. Wetmore Jr., R. York, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.

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  • 9781403972842
  • 9780230105249
This book explores the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of 'Shakespeare'. Considering the reduction, translation and referencing of the plays and the man, the volume examines the confluence between Shakepop and rock, rap, graphic novels, teen films and pop psychology.

  • Palgrave Macmillan US; December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780230105249
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  • Title: Shakespeare and Youth Culture
  • Author: J. Hulbert; K. Wetmore Jr.; R. York; Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781403972842
  • 9780230105249

In The Press

' Shakespeare and Youth Culture provides fascinating analysis of the interplay between the Bard's works and a wide array of cultural artifacts, film, rock music, hip hop, toys, comics, graphic novels, pop psychology, that constitute Shakespeare's 'after-life' in post-modern culture. Its perceptive examination of Shakespeare's influence on youth culture and youth culture's role in the current construction of Shakespeare's plays makes it mandatory reading for high school and college educators, cultural critics, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's impact on contemporary culture.' - Lisa McDonnell, Denison University, USA


About The Author

KEVIN J. WETMORE is Assistant Professor of Theatre, California State University, USA.

JENNIFER HULBERT is recipient of the Provost's Young Scholar Grant at Denison University, USA

ROBERT L. YORK is Assistant Professor of English, Ivy Tech State College, USA.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781403972842
  • 9780230105249