The Shakespeare User

Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture

  • Valerie M. Fazel
  • Louise Geddes

Part of the Reproducing Shakespeare book series (RESH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Valerie M. Fazel, Louise Geddes
    Pages 1-22
  3. Matthew Harrison, Michael Lutz
    Pages 23-40
  4. Stephen O’Neill
    Pages 129-147
  5. Danielle Rosvally
    Pages 149-165
  6. Laura Estill
    Pages 167-186
  7. Eric M. Johnson
    Pages 187-205
  8. Graham Holderness
    Pages 207-228
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 229-257

About this book


This innovative collection explores uses of Shakespeare in a wide variety of 21st century contexts, including business manuals, non-literary scholarship, database aggregation, social media, gaming, and creative criticism. Essays in this volume demonstrate that users’ critical and creative uses of the dramatist’s works position contemporary issues of race, power, identity, and authority in new networks that redefine Shakespeare and reconceptualize the ways in which he is processed in both scholarly and popular culture. While The Shakespeare User contributes to the burgeoning corpus of critical works on digital and Internet Shakespeares, this volume looks beyond the study of Shakespeare artifacts to the system of use and users that constitute the Shakespeare network. This reticular understanding of Shakespeare use expands scholarly forays into non-academic practices, digital discourse communities, and creative critical works manifest via YouTube, Twitter, blogs, databases, websites, and popular fiction. 


Shakespeare and Twitter Shakespeare and Facebook Shakespeare and Social Media Shakespeare online presence 21st Century Shakespeare Shakespeare in the digital age

Editors and affiliations

  • Valerie M. Fazel
    • 1
  • Louise Geddes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.English DepartmentAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA

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