I was going through some old files and found my annotated, but now a bit outdated :( copy of 'When in Doubt, It’s from Shakespeare...' from Thomas C. Foster's fairly famous book "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" there is also a kids version that I'd love to check out! Anyway, it is loaded with cool allusions, some totally familiar, some you may have forgotten. For me the best part was a brilliant discusion of the intertextual relationshp between Athol Fugard's play "Master Harold" ... and the Boys and they way it communicates with Henry IV, Part II.
I really enjoied the way he explained intertextuality:
But here’s something you might not have thought of. Shakespeare also provides a figure against whom writers can struggle, a source of texts against which other texts can bounce ideas. Writers find themselves engaged in a relationship with older writers; of course, that relationship plays itself out through the texts, the new one emerging in part through earlier texts that exert influence on the writer in one way or another. This relationship contains considerable potential for struggle, which as we mentioned in the previous chapter is called intertextuality. Naturally, none of this is exclusive to Shakespeare, who just happens to be such a towering figure that a great many writers find themselves influenced by him.
For all the ELA teachers out there - here is a throwback text - Gilligan's Island takes on 'Hamlet' S3 E4 #engchat #ela #shakespeare #mcpop cc: @ncte @FolgerLibrary https://t.co/sWhsk1DI9g #iTunes https://t.co/Zq96xRSIhH— Ryan R. Goble Ed.D. (@_mindblue_) October 12, 2018