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Martin Orkin

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...sentiment echoed by the last prime minister of the Cape, John X. Merriman, in 1916 at the celebrations on the tercentenary of Shakespeare’s death. Lovedale Seminary, founded by the Glasgow Missionary Society in 1841 , was in the 1920s teaching plays such as The Merchant of Venice , Macbeth , Julius Caesar , and The Tempest . Both during the segregation and apartheid periods and after, Shakespeare has featured in secondary and tertiary education. The kind of Shakespeare taught for much of the 20th century has been strongly influenced by the teachings of ...

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Douglas Lanier

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

...such as ceramics , dolls, toys, games, statuary , prints, stamps, and cards ( see Shakespeariana ) . Shakespearian plots and characters have provided the basic armature for popular works in many genres, including westerns, science fiction, detective fiction, Gothic romances, X-rated films, cartoons, and, most recently, teen movies. Some of these adaptations remain relatively faithful to their Shakespearian originals— Men of Respect ( 1991 ), a modernized film noir rendition of Macbeth , provides a good example. More typical, however, are popular works...

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