Remaking Shakespeare

Overview

This collection focuses on contemporary remakings of Shakespeare in a variety of contexts and textual forms. Located at the intersection of Shakespeare studies, performance studies, postcolonial criticism and cultural studies, the essays address the question of how Shakespeare's plays affect and are affected by their environments as they are transposed into a variety of media, cultures, geographical locations, genres and historical moments. The volume includes articles on Shakespeare in American Sign Language, ...

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Overview

This collection focuses on contemporary remakings of Shakespeare in a variety of contexts and textual forms. Located at the intersection of Shakespeare studies, performance studies, postcolonial criticism and cultural studies, the essays address the question of how Shakespeare's plays affect and are affected by their environments as they are transposed into a variety of media, cultures, geographical locations, genres and historical moments. The volume includes articles on Shakespeare in American Sign Language, theatre, film, screenplay, music, documentary and soap opera.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403912664
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Series: Palgrave Shakespeare Studies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Pascale Aebischer is Lecturer in English, University of Leicester.

Edward J. Esche is Senior Lecturer in English, Anglia Polytechnic University.

Nigel Wheale is Senior Lecturer in English, Anglia Polytechnic University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Remaking Shakespeare: Performance Across Media, Genres and Cultures--P.Aebischer and N.Wheale
• Shakespeare in the Fourth Dimension: Twelfth Night and American Sign Language--P.Novak
• Modernity, PostColoniality and Othello: The Case of Saptapadi--P.Chakravarti
• Reading 'Other Shakespeares'--P.Trivedi
• Othello's Travels in New Zealand: Shakespeare, Race and National Identity--C.Silverstone
• 'Alas poor country!': Documenting the Politics of Performance in Two British Television Macbeths Since the 1980s--S.Greenhalgh
• Julius Caesar in Interesting Times--J.Chothia
• Will! Or Shakespeare in Hollywood: Anthony Burgess's Cinematic Presentation of Shakespearean Biography--K.H.Smith
• The Singing Shakespearean: Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost and the Politics of Genre--R.Wray
Romeo and Juliet: The Rock and Roll Years--R.Shaughnessy
• ReIncarnations--B.Hodgdon
• Index

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