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Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares

Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture

  • Richard Burt

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Introduction

Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares is a savvy look at the wide range of adaptations, spin-offs, and citations of Shakespeare's plays in 1990s popular culture. What does it say about our culture when Shakespearean references turn up in television episodes of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island, films such as In and Out and My Own Private Idaho, and hardcore porn adaptations of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet? Burt reads the reception of these often quite bad replays in relation to contemporary youth culture and the "queering" of Shakespeare.

Keywords

America culture film film history history theatre theatre history

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Burt
    • 1
  1. 1.NorthamptonUSA

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