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John Marston and the WordWeb Project
Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights worked in a lively commercial scene that had many features in common with Hollywood. They collaborated and competed, had hits and flops, wrote spin-offs and sequels and exploited their own and each other's most popular one-liners. Instead of "Shaken, not stirred" or "May the force be with you", they circulated phrases like "Hamlet, Revenge" or "a sea of troubles". Regula Hohl's lecture introduces John Marston, a colleague of Shakespeare's who was especially interactive in this way, and a brandnew online database which offers thousands of examples of this kind of dramatic quotation.
If you would like to listen to this guest lecture, please contact Prof. Ina Habermann to obtain the necessary Zoom link.
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