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Will & Jane - Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity

decoration06 Août 2016|06 Nov. 2016

Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity will take a close look at these two celebrated authors’ literary afterlives - and find some surprising parallels. For both, adaptations and parodies in different eras helped popularize their work and make it more approachable (think Shakespeare Undead and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Milestone events also increased their fame: for Shakespeare, the much-heralded 1769 Shakespeare Jubilee, and for Austen, a burst of 1990s films and a watershed BBC production. From portraits to porcelain collectibles, branded merchandise, and gravestone rubbings, these two authors have traced intriguingly similar arcs in their posthumous fame. Explore their stories and the nature of celebrity in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death and the 199th anniversary of Austen’s in 2016.

Part of The Wonder of Will, a Folger celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare 

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DATE
06 Août 2016|06 Nov. 2016
ADRESSE
201 East Capitol Street, SE
VILLE
Washington, DC
( UNITED STATES )
COÛT DE L'ENTRÉE
free
ORGANISÉ PAR
Folger Shakespeare Library
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