Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comedy book series (PSCOM)


This chapter provides a brief critical history of relevant, popular appropriations of Shakespeare, setting the existing criticism on Morecambe & Wise within this history. Adaptations of Shakespeare proliferate in twentieth and twenty-first-century comedy, posing interesting interpretative challenges. The chapter’s overview of ‘Shakespop’ criticism provides the necessary foundation for examining the Boys’ use of Shakespeare.


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