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Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction : DCI Shakespeare (Hardcover) (Lisa Hopkins)

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This book explores why crime fiction so often alludes to Shakespeare. It ranges widely over a variety of authors including classic golden age crime writers such as the four ‘queens of crime’ (Allingham, Christie, Marsh, Sayers), Nicholas Blake and Edmund Crispin, as well as more recent authors such as Reginald Hill, Kate Atkinson and Val McDermid.  It also looks at the fondness for Shakespearean allusion in a number of television crime series, most notablyMidsomer Murders, Inspector Morse and Lewis, and considers the special sub-genre of detective stories in which a lost Shakespeare play is found. It shows how Shakespeare facilitates discussions about what constitutes justice, what authorises the detective to track down the villain, who owns the countryside, national and social identities, and the question of how we measure cultural value.
Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Detective
Series Title: Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 51046895
UPC: 9781137538741
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9051
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