1st Edition

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

Edited By Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier Copyright 2000
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    Introduction 1.The Women's Prize or the Tamer Tamed 2.The History of King Lear 3.King Stephen: a Fragment or a Tragedy 4.The Public (El Público) 5.The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui 6.uMabatha 7.Measure for Measure 8.Hamletmachine 9.Lear's Daughters 10.Desdemona: a Play about a Handkerchief 11.This Island's Mine 12.Harlem Duet Further adaptations


    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)

    '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