The chapters are pure Marjorie Garber, intelligent and widely read and wide-ranging.
Shakespeare and Modern Culture. Marjorie Garber. From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare. Marjorie Garber delves into ten plays to explore the interrelationships between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, from James Joyce's Ulysses to George W.
Bush's reading list. From the persistence of difference in Othello to the matter of character in Hamlet to the untimeliness of youth in Romeo and Juliet , Garber discusses how these ideas have been re-imagined in modern fiction, theater, film, and the news, and in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law. AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 24 July Items related to Shakespeare and Modern Culture.
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Victorian word expert F Max Muller estimated that Shakespeare used 15, words in his plays, a portion of which he invented himself by merging existing words and anglicising vocabulary from foreign languages. Most intriguing. These catchy titles barely gesture to Shakespeare's influence on the minutiae of our lives. Jean Betts. Get A Copy. May 27, Dana rated it liked it Shelves: shakespeare , literary-criticism , , books-about-writers.
And did I mention that he invented the knock-knock joke in the Scottish play? His impact endures not only in the way we express ourselves, but how we experience and process the world around us. Victorian word expert F Max Muller estimated that Shakespeare used 15, words in his plays, a portion of which he invented himself by merging existing words and anglicising vocabulary from foreign languages.
By contrast, Milton used a mere 8, and the Old Testament is made up of 5, Meanwhile, an unschooled agricultural worker of the day would have said all that he had to say in fewer than words. Scholars have argued back and forth over just how many of these words and phrases Shakespeare actually coined, and how many he merely popularised by bedding them down in a memorable plot.
In the past few years, quantitative analysis and digital databases have allowed computers to simultaneously search thousands of texts, leading scholars to believe that we may have overestimated his contribution to the English language. Not that 2, is bad going, especially when so many of those words saturate our everyday speech.
How did he manage it, you might wonder? Culture Menu.
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