Shakespeare as jukebox musical

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge,, United Kingdom, p.viii, 221 pages ; (2019)

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(OCoLC)fst00999955, (OCoLC)fst01923073, Adaptations., fast, History and criticism., Jukebox musicals, Jukebox musicals., Literature, nli


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : Shakespeare as jukebox musical -- Section 1, Historical forebears. Shakespeare as eighteenth-century ballad opera ; Shakespeare as nineteenth-century musical spectacular and burlesque -- Section 2, Reception and structure. Song placement and the carnivalesque : Barrie Kosky's King Lear and the Troubadour Theater Company ; Layered allusions, genre and medium : the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre's Romeo & Juliet -- Section 3, Modes of reception. The Shakespearean jukebox musical as interrogative text : Kenneth Branagh's Love's labour's lost -- Section 4, Engaging with Twelfth night's unstable identities. Play on! and its ghosts ; All shook up and the unannounced adaptation -- Conclusion.