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Adaptations of Shakespeare
An Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present





ISBN 9780203754641
Published May 1, 2014 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include
The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher
The History of King Lear Nahum Tate
King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats
The Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia Lorca
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht
uMabatha Welcome Msomi
Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz
Hamletmachine Heiner Müller
Lears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein
Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel
This Islands Mine Philip Osment
Harlem Duet Djanet Sears
Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to

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Biography

Daniel Fischlin is Associate Professor in the School of Literatures and Performance Studies in English, University of Guelph, Canada. Mark Fortier is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He is author of Theory/Theatre: An Introduction (Routledge, 1997)

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'A wonderfully rich collection of plays ... an important new resource for students and scholars interested in Shakespeare's drama and its afterlives'. - Susan Bennett, University of Calgary