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The Resource Tales from Shakespeare : Creative Collisions, Graham Holderness

Tales from Shakespeare : Creative Collisions, Graham Holderness

Label
Tales from Shakespeare : Creative Collisions
Title
Tales from Shakespeare
Title remainder
Creative Collisions
Statement of responsibility
Graham Holderness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this engaging new book, writer and critic Graham Holderness shows how a classic Shakespeare play can be the source for a modern story, providing a creative 'collision' between the Shakespeare text and contemporary concerns. Using an analogy from particle physics, Holderness tests his methodology through specific examples, structured in four parts: a recreation of performances of Hamlet and Richard II aboard the East India Company ship the Red Dragon in 1607; an imagined encounter between Shakespeare and Ben Jonson writing the King James Bible; the creation of a contemporary folk hero based on Coriolanus and drawing on films such as Skyfall and The Hurt Locker; and an account of the terrorist bombing at a performance of Twelfth Night in Qatar in 2005. These pieces of narrative and drama are interspersed with literary criticism, each using a feature of the original Shakespeare play or its performance to illuminate the extraordinary elasticity of Shakespeare. The 'tales' provoke questions about what we understand to be Shakespeare and not-Shakespeare, making the book of vital interest to students, scholars and enthusiasts of Shakespeare, literary criticism and creative writing"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holderness, Graham
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2880.A1
LC item number
H65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Drama
  • Rezeption
  • Film
  • Elfter September
Label
Tales from Shakespeare : Creative Collisions, Graham Holderness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from appropriation to collision -- 1. The voyage of the Red Dragon -- 2. 'Shooting an elephant' -- 3. Shakespeare and the King James Bible -- 'Wholly writ': a play in two acts -- 5. The Coriolanus myth -- 6. 'The lonely dragon' -- 7. Shakespeare and 9/11 -- 8. 'Rudely interrupted' -- Afterword: 'tales from Shakespeare'
Control code
874733038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107071292
Lccn
2014002312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)874733038
Label
Tales from Shakespeare : Creative Collisions, Graham Holderness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from appropriation to collision -- 1. The voyage of the Red Dragon -- 2. 'Shooting an elephant' -- 3. Shakespeare and the King James Bible -- 'Wholly writ': a play in two acts -- 5. The Coriolanus myth -- 6. 'The lonely dragon' -- 7. Shakespeare and 9/11 -- 8. 'Rudely interrupted' -- Afterword: 'tales from Shakespeare'
Control code
874733038
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107071292
Lccn
2014002312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)874733038

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