Gothic Shakespeares (Accents on Shakespeare) by John Drakakis,Dale Townshend

By John Drakakis,Dale Townshend

Readings of Shakespeare have been either inspired via and influential within the upward push of Gothic types in literature and tradition from the overdue eighteenth century onwards. Shakespeare’s performs are jam-packed with ghosts, suspense, fear-inducing moments and cultural anxieties which many writers within the Gothic mode have on account that emulated, tailored and appropriated.


The individuals to this quantity consider:



  • Shakespeare’s courting with well known Gothic fiction of the eighteenth century

  • how, with out Shakespeare as some extent of reference, the Gothic mode in fiction and drama won't have built and developed in relatively how it did

  • the ways that the Gothic engages in a posh discussion with Shakespeare, frequently by utilizing citation, quotation and analogy

  • the quantity to which the connection among Shakespeare and the Gothic calls for an intensive reappraisal within the mild of up to date literary concept, in addition to the preferred extensions of the Gothic into many glossy modes of representation.

In Gothic Shakespeares, Shakespeare is taken into account along significant Gothic texts and writers – from Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis and Mary Shelley, as much as and together with modern Gothic fiction and horror movie. This quantity bargains a hugely unique and really provocative account of Gothic reformulations of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s value to the Gothic.


Contributors comprise: Fred Botting, Elizabeth Bronfen, Glennis Byron, Sue Chaplin, Steven Craig, John Drakakis, Michael Gamer, Jerrold Hogle, Peter Hutchings, Robert Miles, Dale Townshend, Scott Wilson and Angela Wright.

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