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Remediating Shakespeare in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 1-29
  3. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 31-64
  4. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 65-90
  5. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 91-130
  6. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 131-162
  7. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 163-200
  8. Howard Marchitello
    Pages 201-212
  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

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

About the authors

Howard Marchitello is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. He is the author of The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo (2011) and co-editor (with Evelyn Tribble) of The Palgrave Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Science (Palgrave 2017).

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