This interesting new identify investigates the explosion of Shakespeare movies in the course of the Nineteen Nineties and past. Linking fluctuating 'Shakespeares' with the expansion of an international market, the dissolution of nationwide borders and technological advances, this ebook produces a clean know-how of our modern cultural second.
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