Casual Shakespeare is the first full-length study of the thousands of quotations both in and of Shakespeare's works which represent intertextuality outside of what is conventionally appreciated as literary value. Drawing on the insights gained as a result of a major, ongoing Digital Humanities project, this study posits a historical continuum of casual quotation which informs Shakespeare's own works as well as their afterlives. In this groudbreaking, rigorous analysis, Dr. Regula Trillini offers readers a new approach and understanding of the use and impact quotes like the infamous, 'To be or not to be,' have had througout literary history.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 To Quote or Not to Quote
Chapter 2 'Pure his own': Puns, Proverbs and 'Pieces of Scripture'
Chapter 3 'Honey-Tongued Shakespeare: Absorbing the Classics'
Chapter 4 'Shakespeare's Fine Filed Phrase'
Chapter 5 Eighteenth-Century Casual: Generic Shakespeare
Chapter 6 Peak Casual: Romantic Routine
Chapter 7 Jane Austen
Dr. Regula Hohl Trillini is a Lecturer of English Literature at the Univeristy of Basel