Elisabeth Bronfen
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While written in solitude, books emerge from conversations. I want to thank all those who, over the past years, have been my encouraging interlocutors. Daniela Janser, Heike Paul, Benno Wirz, Gesine Krüger, and Emily Sun for their thoughtful comments and gentle critique on individual chapters. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, Elisabeth Strowick, Andrea Kraus, Alessandra Violi, Sabine Schülting, Barbara Straumann, Muriel Gerstner, Dympna Callaghan, and John Archer for encouraging me to pursue my investigation into Shakespeare’s rich and strange presence in contemporary serial TV drama. Hannah Schoch for her tireless help with the research, Dominic Scherz for his editorial eye, and Mansi Tiwari for her astute assistance with putting together the final manuscript. Daniel Binswanger for letting me use my column in the online newspaper, Republik, to test my ideas. The students in seminars given in Zürich and New York, whose willingness to engage with the question of seriality was as productive as the fresh perspective they brought to a medium far more familiar to them than to me. Peter Kirwan, my first reader, who asked me to look at the innovative research in the field of digital Shakespeare. And finally, my editor, Matthew Frost, who was immediately enthusiastic about this project when, on a very hot day in Stratford-upon-Avon, I told him about it, and who has supported it steadfastly ever since.

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Serial Shakespeare

An infinite variety of appropriations in American TV drama


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