Adaptations of Shakespeare: An Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Adaptations of Shakespeare

An Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present, 1st Edition

Edited by Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier


328 pages

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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


'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

About the Editors

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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