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The Politics Of Sleepwalking: American Lady Macbeths, Katherine Rowe Jan 2004

The Politics Of Sleepwalking: American Lady Macbeths, Katherine Rowe

Katherine Rowe

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Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman Jan 2004

Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman

Faculty Publications

When I first paired William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with Gil Junger’s film adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), my students’ responses to the juxtaposed works of art revealed a number of fascinating and deeply-rooted ideological conflicts. While more than willing to dissect the gender trouble readily observable in Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century play, my students resisted steadily any serious critique of the recent film version. The varied responses of my students coupled with their almost uniform approbation of the film and censure of the play prompt questions that lead the critic to speculation on ...


When The Carnival Is Over : Peter Barnes' Red Noses And The Theories Of Mikhail Bakhtin, Duncan A. Sharp Jan 2004

When The Carnival Is Over : Peter Barnes' Red Noses And The Theories Of Mikhail Bakhtin, Duncan A. Sharp

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Peter Barnes, acknowledged as one of Britain's most important contemporary playwrights, writes plays that are of an enormous scale, both physically and intellectually. Red Noses is one such play. Like Barnes' other works, Red Noses makes great technical demands on directors, designers, actors and audiences. As with all of Barnes' plays, Red Noses is, moreover, informed by a wide variety of theatrical styles. As Bernard Dukore (1990, p. 65) states, actors may be required to quickly "switch from intellectual discourse, to period argot, to poetry, to modern slang, to rhetoric, to musical comedy, to ritual, to dance, to opera ...


Deliver Us From Evil: Essays On Symbolic Engagement In Early Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 2003

Deliver Us From Evil: Essays On Symbolic Engagement In Early Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The focus of this book is on the reality of evil for medieval and Renaissance dramatists and their audiences. What propels the work beyond similar critiques is the author's insistence that evil is not an outmoded feature of past societies, but an active ingredient of contemporary life. Davidson fast forwards from distant times once described as "calamitous" to a century of far more violence and atrocity - our own twentieth and its overflow. While drawing on Kant to illuminate the kinds of evil portrayed in early drama through Marlowe and Shakespeare, Davidson refers to contemporary events that scream for an ...


The Coventry Mysteries And Shakespeare’S Histories, Clifford Davidson Dec 2003

The Coventry Mysteries And Shakespeare’S Histories, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

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Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman Dec 2003

Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare And The Teenage Film Audience, L Monique Pittman

L. Monique Pittman

When I first paired William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with Gil Junger’s film adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), my students’ responses to the juxtaposed works of art revealed a number of fascinating and deeply-rooted ideological conflicts. While more than willing to dissect the gender trouble readily observable in Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century play, my students resisted steadily any serious critique of the recent film version. The varied responses of my students coupled with their almost uniform approbation of the film and censure of the play prompt questions that lead the critic to speculation on ...


Feminist History, Theory, And Practice In The Shakespeare Classroom, Robert Lublin Dec 2003

Feminist History, Theory, And Practice In The Shakespeare Classroom, Robert Lublin

Robert Lublin

No abstract provided.