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Shakespeare | Cut: Rethinking cutwork in an age of distraction

Bruce R. Smith

Abstract

Video cuts in Shakespeare productions by companies like the Wooster Group and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, cut-and-paste searches of Shakespeare’s texts in online databases, cut-scenes from Shakespeare in video games, mp3 files of famous Shakespeare speeches by famous actors, mash-ups using Shakespeare clips on YouTube, not to mention customary cuts to Shakespeare’s scripts in stage productions and films: all are examples of how Shakespeare is being consumed today through cuts. In distracted times Shakespeare has, in more ways than one, been driven to distraction. Shakespeare | Cut considers these c ... More

Keywords: Camera cuts, Cardgames, Costume, Cutwork, Film-editing, Perception, Stage production, Shakespeare, Videogames, YouTube

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198735526
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735526.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce R. Smith, author
Dean's Professor of English, University of Southern California

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