The Shakespearean International Yearbookby Graham Bradshaw, Tom Bishop, Clara Calvo
Pub. Date: 09/11/2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Eighteen essays from international academics represent a sampling of current trends in Shakespearean scholarship. They deal with themes such as religion, race, and ethnicity, as well as theatrical and textual practices. The volume opens with a discussion of various critical attempts to reframe Shakespeare's plays in the context of religious concerns. Other topics include (for example) ethnic fallacies in Shakespeare criticism; the study of Shakespeare's use of formulaic moral phrases from the classical tradition; and metrical considerations when translating Shakespeare into Japanese. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of ContentsContents: Part I Special Section: 'European Shakespeares', Edited by Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo: Introduction: European Shakespeare - quo vadis?, Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo; The chore and the passion: Shakespeare and graduation in mid-20th century Portugal, Rui Carvalho Homem; Henry V and the Anglo-Greek alliance in World War II, Tina Krontiris; Asian Shakespeares in Europe: from the unfamiliar to the defamiliarised, Alexander C.Y. Huang; Rearticulating a culture of links: Peter Brook's European Shakespeare, Fran Rayner; Shakespeare uprooted: the BBC and ShakespeareRe-Told (2005), Clara Calvo and Ton Hoenselaars; The anti-Americanism of EU Shakespeare, Douglas Bruster; Shakespeare and France in the European mirror, Jean-Christophe Mayer. Part II Shapes of Character: Man's chief good: the Shakespearean character as evaluator, Mustapha Fahmi; 'I have no other but a woman's reason': folly, femininity and sexuality in Renaissance discourses and Shakespeare's plays, Paromita Chakravarti. Part III Shapes of Romance: Shipwreck and ecology: towards a structural theory of Shakespeare and romance, Steve Mentz; Great miracle or lying wonder: Janus-faced romance in Pericles, Tiffany J. Werth; 'Better days': cultural memory in As You Like It, Indira Ghose. Part IV Review Essays: (Re)presenting Shakespeare's co-authors: lessons from the Oxford Shakespeare, Tom Rooney; Inventing the human: brontosaurus Bloom and 'the Shakespeare in us', Laurence Wright; Bibliography; Index.
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