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Shakespearean Charity and the Perils of Redemptive Performance
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Introduction; 1. Genre trouble: between fiction, documentary and reality television; 2. Pedagogy under emotional capitalism; 3. Self-help culture and the new paternalism; 4. Character education and spiritual-therapeutic conversion narratives; Conclusion

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This Element examines recent documentaries depicting marginalized youth who are ostensibly redeemed by their encounters with Shakespeare.

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'... offers fascinating glimpses into the uses and abuses of the arts in a capitalist 'self-help' culture.' Molly Clark, Times Literary Supplement
'The book offers fascinating glimpses into the uses and abuses of the arts in a capitalist 'self-help' culture'. Molly Clark, The Times Literary Supplement

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