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Rhetoric and Gender in British Literature  

Lynn Enterline

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Nov 2017
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Apr 2015
This chapter examines the intermingling of rhetorical theory, educational training in Latin grammar and rhetoric, and literary representations that designate bodies, texts, genres, ... More

‘Victim of Improvisation’ in Latin America: Shakespeare Out-Sourced and In-Taken  

Alfredo Michel Modenessi

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
The history of Shakespeare in Latin America spans roughly the same two hundred years as the region’s independent life. Throughout, his works have been the object of performance, ... More

Verbal and Visual Representations in Modern Japanese Shakespeare Productions  

Michiko Suematsu

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Despite growing interest in Asian Shakespeare performances, the intercultural strategy of Asian Shakespeare has largely been discussed from a scenographic perspective due to its powerful ... More

Translating Performance: The Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive  

Yong Li Lan

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter reflects on the doubleness of translation as the condition of existence of Asian performances of Shakespeare. It begins with the experience of hearing echoes of the original ... More

The Time Is Out of Joint: Shakespeare, Jet Lag, and the Rhythms of Performance  

Robert Shaughnessy

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
One of the culturally dominant means through which time is conceptualized as space, and vice versa, jet lag has increasingly become a metaphor we live by. It has particular resonances for ... More

There Is a World Elsewhere: Shakespeare on the Chinese Stage  

Li Ruru

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Exploring the polarized opinions of the general public, scholars, and theatre professionals within China, and between China and Britain, on the Chinese Shakespeare Great General Kouliulan ... More

Technology and the Ethics of Spectatorship  

Pascale Aebischer

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter revisits debates regarding the use of technology to enhance or remediate performances in the light of Emmanuel Levinas’s understanding of the ethical encounter as a ... More

Slapstick Against Stereotypes in South Sudan’s Cymbeline  

Rose Elfman

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
The South Sudan Theatre Company (SSTC) brought its Juba Arabic translation of Cymbeline to the Globe to Globe Festival in London in 2012 amid expectations that the production would ... More

Shakespearean Technicity  

W.B. Worthen

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
One dimension of contemporary Shakespeare, and of contemporary theatre more widely, is its involvement in technicity: the critique of the relation between notions of technology and the ... More

Shakespeare’s Rebirth: Performance in the Age of Electro-Digital Reproduction  

Anthony R. Guneratne

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Shakespeare adaptations are uniquely suited to chart the historical reciprocity between performance traditions and emerging mediascapes. Reframing a classical essay of Walter Benjamin’s ... More

Shakespeare’s Property Ladder: Women Directors and the Politics of Ownership  

Kim Solga

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Shakespeare ‘owners’ in the British cultural marketplace have long been the powerful male actors, artistic directors, and theatre reviewers who function as arbiters of ‘good’ acting, ... More

Shakespeare With and Without Its Language  

Sonia Massai

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter considers the impact of ‘global Shakespeare’ on performance traditions associated with mainstream Shakespeare on the English stage with particular focus on productions which ... More

Shakespeare for Dummies: Or, ‘See the Puppets Dallying’  

Carol Chillington Rutter

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
One of the more surprising developments in the performance of Shakespeare across England over the past decade is the number of puppets who’ve appeared in the casting, sometimes in ... More

Shakespeare and the Contemporary: Psychology, Culture, and Audience in Othello Production  

Bridget Escolme

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Whilst the cultural materialist scholarship of the 1980s asserted that Shakespeare can never be our contemporary, actors, directors, and voice practitioners have insisted with equal ... More

Reverie of a Shakespearean Walker  

Robert Conkie

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter is about walking to, from, and during Shakespearean performance. It argues that this walking enhances the way a production matters for its various audience members. The first ... More

Performance, Presence, and Personal Responsibility: Witnessing Global Theatre in and around the Globe  

Christie Carson

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
What remains of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival through the globeplayer.tv seems to have yoked neo-Victorian ideals of the 1851 Great Exhibition to twenty-first-century social media ... More

Performance in Digital Editions of Shakespeare  

Sarah Werner

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
A growing number of apps and iBooks seek to take advantage of digital technologies to incorporate photos, videos, and audio recordings into editions of Shakespeare’s plays, touting these ... More

Open and Closed: Workshopping Shakespeare in South Africa  

Colette Gordon

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
The force of ‘Shakespeare’ as a source of cultural authority in South Africa has been extensively discussed. This chapter looks at a phenomenon that is less often acknowledged: the ... More

Not-Shakespeare and the Shakespearean Ghost  

Peter Kirwan

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
Drawing on the work of Marvin Carlson and Susan Bennett, this chapter interrogates the role of the broader canon of early modern drama, usually Jacobean, in shaping contemporary ... More

‘Nobody’s Perfect’: Cross-Dressing and Gender-Bending in Sven Gade’s and Julie Taymor’s  

Samuel Crowl

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Nov 2017
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Dec 2017
This chapter explores the differing impact of the transvestite on stage and film. Its primary focus is on Sven Gade’s 1920 silent film Hamlet, starring the Danish film star Asta Nielsen as ... More

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