Shakespeare's World/World Shakespeares: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Brisbane, 2006

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The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings: An Occasional Series Published by the University of Delaware Press.

These 29 essays by many of the world's major scholars show the extraordinary diversity and richness of Shakespeare studies today. Opens with a Prologue by the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who describes how reading the works of Shakespeare inspired and helped him survive six years as a political prisoner. The Epilogue is delivered by major novelist David Malouf, who speculates on the genius of Shakespeare, the world's author.

Richard Fotheringham is Professor of Theatre Studies at The University of Queensland. Christa Jansohn is Chair of British Culture and Director of the Centre for British Studies, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany. R. S. White is an Australian Professorial Fellow and Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Contents:Foreword (Levenson); Prologue: Between Tyranny & Freedom: A Brief Voyage with the Bard (Ibrahim)

Part I: Shakespeare's World - 'The little dogs & all': Ceremony, Nakedness, Shame, & the Deconsecration of Kingship in King Lear (Neill); 'a dim farre of launce-skippe': Ethics of Shakespeare's Landscapes (Morse); Shakespeare & the Invention of Landscape: The View from Dover Cliff (Hattaway); What Lies Beneath (Hopkins); Early Modern Dietaries & the Jews: The Merchant of Venice & The Jew of Malta (Fitzpatrick); The Merchant of Venice & Pressured Conversions in Shakespeare's World (Novy); Shylock the Old Clothes Man: Victorian Burlesques of The Merchant of Venice (Shapiro); Shakespeare in the Jewish Cultural Association of Berlin during the Third Reich 1933-41 (Markus); Private Life of Public Plays (Orlin)

Part II: Children's Shakespeare - School of the Globe: Shakespeare for Children, & Me (Masson); Preaching to the Unconverted: Staging Shakespeare for Children in the Low Countries (Franssen)

Part III: Cinema: A New Shakespeare - Theater on Film & Film on Theater in Hamlet (Cartmell); Spectacle & Shakespeare on Film (Lan); Aki Kaurismaki's Hamlet Goes Business: A Socialist Shakespearean Film Noir Comedy (Croteau)

Part IV: World Shakespeares Today - The Commitment to Shakespeare or What are We Celebrating Today? (Loomba); Absence of Caliban: Shakespeare & Colonial Modernity (Chaudhuri); Quoting Hamlet outside Britain in the 18th Century (Greenfield); New Intercultural Shakespeares in East Asia (Kaori); Shakespeare Studies & Hamlet in Korea (Kim); Dialectical Progress of Femininity in Korean Shakespeare since 1990 (Lee); The 'Cooking Stove' vs. the 'Chinese Takeaway': Intercultural Representation of Shakespeare on the Hong Kong Stage (Wong); Conflicts & Compromises between a Shakespearean Hamlet & a Chinese Prince: Three Chinese Operatic Adaptations (Li); Rewriting Shakespeare in a Japanese Context for the Page & the Stage (Kawachi); Othello's Ghostly Remainders: Trauma & (Post)Colonial 'Disease' in Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North (Calbi); Ideological Appropriation & Sexual Politics: Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra and Ahmed Shawky's Masra' Cleopatra (Darragi) ?Thou art a strange fellow?: Dissonance & Discordance in Intercultural Shakespeares (Tan); 'Through Shakespeare's Africa': 'terror & murder'? (Distiller)

Epilogue - 'Author, Author!' (Malouf); Appendices
^ Drama ^ Shakespeare


SKU 9780874139891
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Artist / Author Richard FOTHERINGHAM, Christa JANSOHN & R. S. WHITE (editors)

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