They not only popped out at me as tigers and as Romans, but as Shakespeareans
, astronomers, and navigators.
That friend of mine, the printer whom I have mentioned, was one with me in a sense of the Shakespearean
humor, and he dwelt with me in the sort of double being I had in those two worlds.
So looks the Shakespearean
who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.
From what has been written about this beast might be compiled a library of great splendor and magnitude, rivalling that of the Shakespearean
cult, and that which clusters about the Bible.
The various hats, in fact, were quite a Shakespearean
Then he went to a village eight miles distant and sent scraps of songs and Shakespearean
quotations over the wire.
Neither was what was commonly called the stage door; they were a sort of special and private stage doors used by very special performers, and in this case by the star actor and actress in the Shakespearean
performance of the day.
The boisterous Bulmer playfully made a pass at him with his drawn sword, going forward with the lunge in the proper fencing fashion, and making a somewhat too familiar Shakespearean
quotation about a rodent and a Venetian coin.
Moving work has been done on Shakespeareans
' engagement with a real storm; it would have been fitting to see Jones converse with some of the essays in a special issue of Borrowers and Lenders titled 'Shakespeareans
in the Tempest: Lives and Afterlives of Katrina', edited by O'Dair.
Volume two in the Great Shakespeareans
series, this volume considers the influence that four English actors had on the cultural representation of Shakespearean
Gielgud, Olivier, Ashcroft, Dench: Great Shakespeareans
; Volume XVI
Using my own ambivalences as a starting point, I'd like to explore here what I hope will be some more broadly relevant questions about how we Shakespeareans
engage popular culture as we respond to the various pressures exerted upon us by our commitments to Shakespeare studies.