The Shakespearean International Yearbookby Graham Bradshaw
Pub. Date: 09/11/2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
In the ninth issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, guest editor Laurence Wright has assembled essays from South African critics that examine the treatment of Shakespeare's work in South Africa as an aspect of colonial history. The special section's emphasis on Shakespeare in the twentieth century acknowledges how the titanic political and ideological… See more details below
In the ninth issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, guest editor Laurence Wright has assembled essays from South African critics that examine the treatment of Shakespeare's work in South Africa as an aspect of colonial history. The special section's emphasis on Shakespeare in the twentieth century acknowledges how the titanic political and ideological struggles that convulsed South Africa throughout the period also affected the ways Shakespeare was studied, interpreted, taught and performed. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come not only from South Africa but also from Brazil, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In addition to the section on Shakespeare in South Africa, this volume includes essays on Henry V; garden scenes in Shakespeare; and all-male productions of As you Like It.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part 1 Special Section: South African Shakespeare in the 20th Century: Introduction to special section, Laurence Wright; Loyal memory: the tercentenary in colonial Cape Town, Peter Merrington; The Merchant of Venice in the city of gold: the tercentenary in Johannesburg, Victor Houliston; The colonial encounter and The Comedy of Errors: Solomon Plaatje's Diphosho-phosho, Deborah Seddon; Shakespeare on the apartheid stage: the subversive strain, Rohan Quince; Umabatha: Zulu play or Shakespeare translation?, Laurence Wright; Iago and the Swart Gevaar: the problems and pleasures of a (post)colonial Othello, Robert Gordon; Tony's will: Titus Andronicus in South Africa 1995, Natasha Distiller; Giving place to Shakespeare in Africa: Geoffrey Haresnape's African Tales from Shakespeare, Rebecca Fensome. Part 2 Understanding Shakespeare's Perfect Prince: Henry V, the ethics of office and the French prisoners, Conal Condren; â€˜Enter Brutus in his orchard': garden scenes in early modern English plays, Mariko Ichikawa; Body Politics between sublimation and subversion: critical perspectives on 20h-Century all-male performances of Shakespeare's As You Like It, Stephan Baumgärtel; Bibliography; Index.
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