Embodying ‘The Bard’

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


This chapter examines their use of Shakespeare within visual comic images and imagined artefacts in the 1970s, analysing their engagement with advertising, the heritage industry, and sensational journalism. M&W use the veneration of other Shakespearean relics and images to great comic effect. Combining multiple cultural voices, the Boys present a comic understanding of the ‘Bard’s’ place within British culture, positioning him to comment on sexuality, pop culture, and other contemporary issues.


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  1. 1.MoorheadUSA

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