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Title Shakespeare and Elizabethan popular culture / edited by Stuart Gillespie and Neil Rhodes.

Publication Info. London : Arden Shakespeare, 2006.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations.
Series The Arden critical companions
Arden critical companions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-250) and index.
Contents Shakespeare and the mystery plays / Helen Cooper -- Shakespeare and popular festivity / Leah S. Marcus -- Shakespeare's clowns / Alex Davis -- Shakespeare and popular romance / Helen Moore -- Shakespeare and Elizabethan popular fiction / David Margolies -- Shakespeare, ghosts and popular folklore / Diane Purkiss -- Shakespeare's sayings / Neil Rhodes -- Shakespeare and popular song / Stuart Gillespie -- Shakespeare's residuals: the circulation of ballads in cultural memory / Bruce R. Smith.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary While much has been written on Shakespeare's debt to the classical tradition, less has been said about his roots in the popular culture of his own time. This is the first book to explore the full range of his debts to Elizabethan popular culture. Topics covered include the mystery plays, festive custom, clowns, romance and popular fiction, folklore and superstition, everyday sayings, and popular songs. These essays show how Shakespeare, throughout his dramatic work, used popular culture. A final chapter, which considers ballads with Shakespearean connections in the seventeenth century, shows h.
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Sources.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Popular culture.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William.
Chronological Term 1500-1699
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gillespie, Stuart, 1958-
Rhodes, Neil, 1953-
Other Form: Print version: Shakespeare and Elizabethan popular culture 1904271685 (OCoLC)68763913
ISBN 9781408143629 (electronic bk.)
1408143623 (electronic bk.)