By John Drakakis,Dale Townshend

ISBN-10: 0415420660

ISBN-13: 9780415420662

ISBN-10: 0415420679

ISBN-13: 9780415420679

Readings of Shakespeare have been either motivated by way of and influential within the upward thrust of Gothic varieties 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 given that emulated, tailored and appropriated.


The members to this quantity consider:



  • Shakespeare’s dating with renowned Gothic fiction of the eighteenth century

  • how, with out Shakespeare as some extent of reference, the Gothic mode in fiction and drama would possibly not have built and developed in fairly how it did

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

  • the volume to which the connection among Shakespeare and the Gothic calls for an intensive reappraisal within the gentle of latest 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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