By Clara Calvo,Coppélia Kahn

at the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's loss of life, this assortment opens up the social practices of commemoration to new study and research. a global crew of best students explores a extensive spectrum of celebrations, displaying how key occasions - similar to the Easter emerging in eire, the second one Vatican Council of 1964 and the good Exhibition of 1851 - drew on Shakespeare to specific political agendas. within the united states, commemoration in 1864 counted on him to symbolise cohesion transcending the Civil battle, whereas the 1st global struggle pulled the 1916 anniversary occasion into the conflict attempt, enlisting Shakespeare as patriotic poet. The essays additionally contemplate 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 diverse illustrations complement those case reviews of the varied, advanced and contradictory goals of memorialising Shakespeare.

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