Value in Shakespeare institutions
in Cultural value in twenty-first-century England
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Critical and anthropological definitions of culture have co-existed at least since the almost contemporaneous publication of Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy and E. B. Tylor's Primitive Culture and they persist in the contemporary discourse of institutional work. An anthropological view of culture, in which institutions promote the shared practices, behaviours and even creative products of their communities and visitors. Historically, 'access' to cultural objects has long been held to be the most valuable thing that an institution could provide: a founding imperative for many museums and galleries. In some ways, 'Shakespeare' suits the 'access' model very well. Physical proximity to the actors, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) asserts, 'improves the relationship' and enhances the 'experience' of attending a theatre performance. The chapter shows how very readily different cultural institutions have adapted themselves to the changing discourses of value in the twenty-first century.


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