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In Bed with a Will
This chapter reconsiders the bed-sketch comedy of M&W, contextualizing it within the contemporary moment of homophobia and gay rights. Not unlike their use of Shakespeare, their use ofExpand
Transferring Variety to Television
This chapter contextualizes Morecambe & Wise within the British Variety tradition, analysing how they consistently adapt its conventions to create their own hugely successful television Variety.Expand
Conclusion: What’s the Question?
The conclusion briefly addresses if M&W’s comedy can be defined as progressive or liberating. The chapter examines the fact that the Boys repeatedly imagine Shakespeare, Eric, and Ernie as gay men,Expand
The Shrine of Morecambe & Wise
This chapter details the persistence of the comic duo into the twenty-first century, tracing both their continuing popularity as well as their contested use in multiple discourses. The chapterExpand
At War with the Boys
This chapter establishes that the Boys’ Shakespop practice complexly layers multiple texts and genres, including now-traditional genres such as pantomime, children’s comics, contemporary television,Expand
Tottel's Songes and sonettes in context
Contents: Introduction: Songes and Sonettes reconsidered, Stephen Hamrick Printing history and editorial design in the Elizabethan version of Tottela (TM)s Songes and Sonettes, Paul A. Marquis ProfitExpand
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Embodying ‘The Bard’
This chapter examines their use of Shakespeare within visual comic images and imagined artefacts in the 1970s, analysing their engagement with advertising, the heritage industry, and sensationalExpand
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