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A Tale of Two Londons: Locating Shakespeare and Dickens in 2012

Mathieson, CE and Kirwan, P (2015) A Tale of Two Londons: Locating Shakespeare and Dickens in 2012 In: Shakespeare on the Global Stage: Performance and Festivity in the Olympic Year. The Arden Shakespeare (9). Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472520333

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Abstract

Long held as Britain's 'national poet', Shakespeare's role in the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad confirmed his status as a global icon in the modern world. From his prominent positioning in the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, to his major presence in the cultural programme surrounding the Games, including the Royal Shakespeare Company's World Shakespeare Festival and the Globe's Globe to Globe Festival, Shakespeare played a major role in the way the UK presented itself to its citizens and to the world. This collection explores the cultural forces at play in the construction, use and reception of Shakespeare during the 2012 Olympic Moment, considering what his presence says about culture, politics and identity in twenty-first century British and global life.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : English
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English
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Mathieson, CEUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kirwan, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 29 January 2015
Copyright Disclaimer : © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2015
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Aug 2016 13:26
Last Modified : 24 Aug 2016 13:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811812

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