On Not Doing for England’s Bard What He Did for Ireland’s Bards: Samuel Ferguson’s Shakespearean Breviates

@article{DeOrnellas2019OnND,
  title={On Not Doing for England’s Bard What He Did for Ireland’s Bards: Samuel Ferguson’s Shakespearean Breviates},
  author={Kevin De Ornellas},
  journal={Shakespeare},
  year={2019},
  volume={15},
  pages={48 - 61}
}
ABSTRACT This essay introduces readers to a little-known 1882 adaptation/amendment/edition of Shakespeare’s works: Shakespearean Breviates by Samuel Ferguson. To date there has been no scholarly study of this overlooked, ambitious and self-consciously Irish appropriation of Shakespeare. It is argued that Ferguson’s work is an irreverent audacious engagement with Shakespeare that tells us much about anxieties about England’s domineering role in late nineteenth-century Ireland, about Victorian… Expand

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