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Reproducing Shakespeare

Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance

Editors: Mancewicz, Aneta, Joubin, Alexa Alice (Eds.)

  • Brings together global studies on Shakespeare appropriation
  • Highlights common myth-making across regions and countries
  • Examines Shakespeare myths in context of political and historical events
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About this book

This collection of scholarly essays offers a new understanding of local and global myths that have been constructed around Shakespeare in theatre, cinema, and television from the nineteenth century to the present. Drawing on a definition of myth as a powerful ideological narrative, Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance examines historical, political, and cultural conditions of Shakespearean performances in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. The first part of this volume offers a theoretical introduction to Shakespeare as myth from a twenty-first century perspective. The second part critically evaluates myths of linguistic transcendence, authenticity, and universality within broader European, neo-liberal, and post-colonial contexts. The study of local identities and global icons in the third part uncovers dynamic relationships between regional, national, and transnational myths of Shakespeare. The fourth part revises persistent narratives concerning a political potential of Shakespeare’s plays in communist and post-communist countries. Finally, part five explores the influence of commercial and popular culture on Shakespeare myths. Michael Dobson’s Afterword concludes the volume by locating Shakespeare within classical mythology and contemporary concerns. 

About the authors

Aneta Mancewicz is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, UK. She works on Shakespearean performance, intermediality, and European theatre. Her book publications include Intermedial Shakespeares on European Stages (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Biedny Hamlet [Poor Hamlet] (2010).

 

Alexa Alice Joubin is Professor of English at George Washington University, USA where she serves as founding Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute. She held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick, UK. At Middlebury College, she holds the John M. Kirk, Jr. Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

Reviews

“This ground-breaking collection encompasses Shakespeare performances on stage and screen across the globe, and in a wide range of linguistic and geographical settings. It addresses the varieties of cultural and ideological work that productions, adaptations, versions and translation undertake, and is always alert to the active, participatory role of their audiences in the making of Shakespearean meanings.” (Robert Shaughnessy, Professor of Theatre, Guildford School of Acting University of Surrey, UK)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Joubin, Alexa Alice (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • “Europe Speaks Shakespeare”: Karin Beier’s 1996 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Multilingual Performance and the Myth of Shakespeare’s Linguistic Transcendence

    Boecker, Bettina

    Pages 25-39

  • The Myth of Shakespearean Authenticity: Neoliberalism and Humanistic Shakespeare

    Kostihova, Marcela

    Pages 41-55

  • Shamanistic Shakespeare: Korea’s Colonization of Hamlet

    Quarmby, Kevin A.

    Pages 57-73

  • Ludwig Tieck and the Development of the Romantic Myth of a “German Shakespeare”

    Venning, Dan

    Pages 77-92

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89851-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89850-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance
Editors
  • Aneta Mancewicz
  • Alexa Alice Joubin
Series Title
Reproducing Shakespeare
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89851-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89851-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89850-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 271
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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