Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance

Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance


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The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has inspired interpretations in every genre and medium. This book offers perspectives on the ways in which practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address contemporary concerns and reach new audiences. It provides a resource for those interested in the creative reception of Renaissance drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230313859
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 325
Product dimensions: 13.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Zeno Ackerman, Goethe University, Germany
Charles Marowitz, independent scholar
Pietro Deandrea, University of Torino, Italy
Pascale Drouet, University of Poitiers, France
Ewan Fernie, Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham, UK
Kinga Földváry, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Seiji Furuya, Chairperson of Kyushu Shakespeare Society, Japan
Laura Grace Godwin, Christopher Newport University, USA
Reina Green, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
Urszula Kizelbach, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Esme Miskimmin, University of Liverpool, UK
Theodora Papadopoulou, independent scholar
Jenni Ramone, Newman University College, UK
Ann Thompson, King's College, University of London, UK
Kate Wilkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Charles Marowitz , independent scholar

Table of Contents

Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on contributors 1. Introduction; Sarah Annes Brown, Robert I. Lublin and Lynsey McCulloch PART I: POPULAR CULTURE 2. Hamlet: Looking Before and After: Why So Many Prequels and Sequels?; Ann Thompson 3. Educating for Pleasure: The Textual Relations of She's the Man ; Reina Green 4. 'Brush up your Shakespeare': Genre-shift from Shakespeare to the Screen; Kinga Földváry 5. Cinematizing Shakespeare; Charles Marowitz PART II: CRITICISM AND CREATIVITY 6. Circulating through 'languages and tales': Stephen Greenblatt's Cardenio ; Theodora Papadopoulou 7. Peter Ackroyd's Shakespeare the Biography and Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World or Facts and Fiction about William Shakespeare; Urszula Kizelbach 8. The Weird Sisters; Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey 9. 'You kiss like in a movie': A Contemporary Translation/Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet ; Pietro Deandrea PART III: NATIONAL RESPONSES 10. At the Threshold – Remembrance and Topicality in Recent Productions of The Merchant of Venice in Germany; Zeno Ackermann 11 . Kabuki Shakespeare: The NINAGAWA Twelfth Night; Seiji Furuya 12 . 'Downright unsaxogrammatical'? – Do Postcolonial Adaptations Contest, or Reinforce Shakespeare's Canonical Status?; Jenni Ramone 13 . 'My dream was lengthened after life': Ghosts in Michael Boyd's History Cycle; Kate Wilkinson PART III: VISUALISING PERFORMANCE 14 . 'Four legs and two voices': An Interview with Édouard Lekston; Pascale Drouet 15 . Shakespearean Visual Semiotics and the Silver Screen; Robert I. Lublin 16 . 'Here's that shall make you dance': Movement and Meaning in Bern:Ballett's Julia und Romeo; Lynsey McCulloch PART IV: NON-SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA 17 . The Duchess of Malfi on Film: Peter Huby's Quietus; Rowland Wymer 18 . The Act of Murder: Renaissance Tragedy and the Detective Novel; Esme Miskimmin 19 . Fishing at the Swan: Swan Theatre Plays and the Shaping of an Interpretive Community; Laura Grace Godwin Selected Bibliography Index

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