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The Resource Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare : George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens, Robert Sawyer

Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare : George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens, Robert Sawyer

Label
Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare : George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens
Title
Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare
Title remainder
George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sawyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although many would contend that Shakespeare is generally employed as a conservative symbol, this book suggests instead that Shakespeare can be appropriated by both dominant and marginal groups. Sawyer provocatively argues that a single cultural context may produce diametrically opposed readings of the playwright, so at the same time that Shakespeare's cultural status may be used to subvert traditional ideas of politics and letters in George Eliot and A.C. Swinburne, it may also be used to promote more conservative policies and literary interpretations in other writers such as Robert Browning and Charles Dickens." "By focusing on four important authors in the mid-Victorian period working in three different genres, this book illustrates how Shakespeare's authority continued to affect many authors during a time in history where a society is redefining itself in terms of gender, culture, subjectivity, and the family. More importantly, this work demonstrates how these nineteenth-century authors anticipate and influence contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawyer, Robert
Dewey number
820.9/008
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2880.A1
LC item number
S29 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare : George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens, Robert Sawyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • George Eliot and the Art of Dramatic Realism
  • Characterizing Shakespeare: A Study of Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • The Shakespeareanization of Robert Browning: The Objective and Subjective Poet
  • "An Eminently Practical Father": Dickens, Hard Times, and the Family
Control code
51040611
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780838639702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Victorian appropriations of Shakespeare : George Eliot, A.C. Swinburne, Robert Browning, and Charles Dickens, Robert Sawyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • George Eliot and the Art of Dramatic Realism
  • Characterizing Shakespeare: A Study of Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • The Shakespeareanization of Robert Browning: The Objective and Subjective Poet
  • "An Eminently Practical Father": Dickens, Hard Times, and the Family
Control code
51040611
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780838639702
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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