Category Archives: Appropriations of Shakespeare

Trump, Shakespeare, and Missing the Point

With the rise of dystopian fiction sales – most notably Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale but also Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here – an increase in popularity largely attributed to its alarming relevance to contemporary western, especially American, … Continue reading

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Here I am, Stuck in The Middle With You

Shakespeare has a habit of popping up regularly – often in the most unexpected places, and it has recently become ever more apparent to me just how often he’s name-checked and his work is alluded to particularly in TV shows (though of … Continue reading

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“All you have to do is call my name..” – The Importance of Literature

“Look it’s by Charles Dickens!” My sister said as she sorted through the old Christmas cards after school. The card she was holding was a picture of a snowy scene and presumably in relation to the Scrooge we meet after … Continue reading

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The-Possibly-Not-Shakespeare-Post

Earlier this week, Yasmin (whose blog you can check out here) sent me this article, It’s yet another in the recent rush to prove Shakespeare wasn’t Shakespeare before his upcoming anniversary, 400 years since his death to be exact, next year. … Continue reading

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Dr Who, Shakespeare, Drood and Friends. This is not the end.

Earlier this week I came across an outtake from Friends. Probably a scene that many have already seen but it was my first viewing and having seen the seasons over and over I was excited to discover new, or new … Continue reading

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Horrid Henry VI and Moody Margaret of Anjou

The Henry VI plays continue to be pushed aside as not Shakespeare’s (and not in a good way – that’s code for not Shakespeare = not good apparently.. poor potential collaborators) In many respects Wikipedia says it all: Some regard … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Shakespeare

Before this year I watched very little TV, I still watch a limited amount but living with my fellow MA student and TV/Film-lover I’ve at least become a little more acquainted with the odd show here and there. By the … Continue reading

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