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Some Likely Intertextuality/Bob Dylan as Prospero?


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0307  Thursday, 19 July 2012


From:        Jack Heller < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         July 18, 2012 2:59:17 PM EDT

Subject:     Some Likely Intertextuality/Bob Dylan as Prospero? 


Anyone interested in intextuality may find interesting the announcement Tuesday of the upcoming Bob Dylan album, TEMPEST. It will be his 35th studio album, to be released on September 11.  The album cover photo seems to be a modification of Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Theresa. I might as well note that the album’s second listed song, “Soon After Midnight,” is rumored to be 14-minute song on a shipwreck (the Titanic).


The New York Times notes the Shakespearean resonance of all of this:


Dylan is 71 years old as this album is released.


“Shakespeare, he’s in the alley with his pointed shoes and bells”


Jack Heller


[Editor's Note: You can see the album cover here: icon Dylans TEMPEST   -Hardy]


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