Remediating Shakespeare in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

  • Howard Marchitello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 91-130
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-230

About this book


Remediating Shakespeare in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries analyzes literary remediations of Shakespeare’s works, particularly those written for young readers. This book explores adaptations, revisions, and reimaginings by Lewis Theobald, the Bowdlers, the Lambs, and Mary Cowden Clarke, among others, to provide a theoretical account of the poetics and practices of remediating literary texts. Considering the interplay between the historical fascination with Shakespeare and these practices of adaptation, this book examines the endless attempt to mediate our relationship to Shakespeare. Howard Marchitello investigates the motivations behind various forms of remediation, ultimately expanding theories of literary adaptation and appropriation.


Thomas Bowdler Charles Lamb Cowden Clarke nineteenth-century literature Shakespeare adaptation literary appropriation literary adaptation Shakespeare appropriation

Authors and affiliations

  • Howard Marchitello
    • 1
  1. 1.Dean of the Faculty of Arts and SciencesRutgers University–CamdenCamdenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22836-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22837-8
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