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By Clara Calvo,Coppélia Kahn

at the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's demise, this assortment opens up the social practices of commemoration to new learn and research. a world group of prime students explores a extensive spectrum of celebrations, exhibiting how key occasions - equivalent to the Easter emerging in eire, the second one Vatican Council of 1964 and the good Exhibition of 1851 - drew on Shakespeare to precise political agendas. within the united states, commemoration in 1864 counted on him to symbolise team spirit transcending the Civil battle, whereas the 1st global conflict pulled the 1916 anniversary party into the struggle attempt, enlisting Shakespeare as patriotic poet. The essays additionally ponder how the dream of Shakespeare as a rural poet took form in gardens, how cartoons challenged the poet's élite prestige and the way statues of him mutated into ads for gin and Disney cartoons. Richly various illustrations complement those case reports of the various, complicated and contradictory goals of memorialising Shakespeare.

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