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Shakespearean Spinach

Synopsis
The 2015 Alice Griffin lecture given by Professor Peter Holland. What do Popeye, the Dude, R2-D2 and Quentin Tarantino have in common? Professor Holland is fascinated by the burgeoning world of Shakespearean spin-offs, mash-ups, dramatisations and novelisations, and to mention the success authors are having turning cult films into dramas using something approximating blank verse. With hidden codes, unlikely heroes, complex puns and a gentle pillorying of scholarly efforts, these riffs lend an intriguing dimension to pop culture’s engagements with Shakespeare.
Series
Alice Griffin Lecture
Language
English
Country
New Zealand
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2015
Duration
53 mins

Credits

Contributor
Peter Holland

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
popular culture; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare on film; mash-ups; fandom
Related items
Shakespearean Spinach

Notes

Notes
Accessed on YouTube 8/2016.
General
The 2015 Alice Griffin Lecture was given at the University of Auckland as part of the Auckland Writers Festival, by Professor Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame. Professor Holland is the 2015 University of Auckland Alice Griffin Fellow in Shakespeare Studies.
History
Posted 7 June 2015.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzyyThClF00

Production Company

Name

University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts

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