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When Shakespeare met Raimi: David Mence’s Macbeth re-arisen

Benatti, Ruben and Tarantini, Angela ORCID: 2017. When Shakespeare met Raimi: David Mence’s Macbeth re-arisen. Altre Modernità 11 , pp. 88-106. 10.13130/2035-7680/9180

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What would happen if Macbeth returned as a zombie? David Mence’s Macbeth Re-Arisen, a daring sequel of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is the answer to that question. According to award-winning author David Mence, the borders between pulp— science fiction, fantasy and horror — and literary fiction are more permeable than we think (Mence, 2014). In his audacious Macbeth Re-Arisen, entirely written in blank verse, Mence blends the medieval Scotland depicted by Shakespeare with the maniacal zombies of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead series. This article analyses the representation of zombies as characters in relation to David Mence’s Macbeth Re-Arisen, showing some continuity between this sequel of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and zombies in cinema, popular culture, and social studies. This article also analyses characters and topoi in Macbeth Re-Arisen and compares them to those in Shakesperare’s Macbeth.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Publisher: Università degli Studi di Milano
ISSN: 2035-7680
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 January 2022
Date of Acceptance: 2017
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2024 18:45

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