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Stars Down to Earth - Materializing Celebrity

Synopsis
Podcast. Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture delivered by Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater and English and Director of Theater at Yale University. Literary celebrity expands beyond the literary canon, inspiring fan cults that resemble those otherwise devoted to icons of popular culture. Standing above and apart in the scope of their fame, Shakespeare and Austen also claim pride of place in the number and ingenuity of the physical objects created to represent them. Now that these two stars are summoned by their first names to appear together at the Folger in the presence of the tchochkes collected in their memory, it’s time to ask what heavenly magic they have in common that makes so many admirers want to bring them down to earth.
Series
Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
4 Oct 2016
Duration
42 mins

Credits

Contributor
Joseph Roach

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
popular culture; Shakespeare & Company; celebrity

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-anniversary-lecture-series
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

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