Shakespeare and popular music

Hansen, Adam (2010) Shakespeare and popular music. Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd, London. ISBN 978-1441126986

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Exploring the interactions between Shakespeare and popular music, this book links these seeming polar opposites, showing how musicians have woven the Bard into their sounds. How have Shakespearean characters, words, texts and iconography been represented and reworked through popular music? Do all types of popular music represent Shakespeare in the same ways? And how do the links between Shakespeare and popular music challenge what we think we know about both Shakespeare and popular music? One of the enduring myths about how Shakespeare and popular music relate is that they don't - after all the antagonism between high culture and pop music could be considered mutual. In the first book of its kind, Adam Hansen shows what happens to Shakespeare when he exists in and becomes popular music, in all its diverse and glorious forms. Exploring these interactions reveals as much about the functions of the diverse genres of popular music as it does about Shakespeare as a global cultural form. Discussing a wide range of examples in a critically-informed but lively and accessible style, this book brings something new to Shakespeare and popular music, capturing the excitement and energy of both for its readers.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Hardback ISBN: 978-1-441116499
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Popular music
Subjects: Q300 English studies
W300 Music
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 09:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:37

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