UNSPEAKABLE SHAXXXSPEARES. Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. A savvy look at the wide range of adaptations, spin- offs, and citations of Shakespeare's plays in the 1990's popular culture. Documenting a fascinating array of Shakespearean citations that are so far from their originals that they no longer count as interpretations of the plays. The author also considers what Shakespeare enables American poplular culture to do that it couldn't otherwise do without him, and scrutinizes academic fantasies about fandom and stardom. This book puts Shakespearean studies on the front burner of popular culture. Release date stamped to ffep. Illustrated from photographs. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.