Shakespearean performances regularly take place at both historic sites and locations with complex resonances, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and the royal castle of Hamlet – Elsinore – in Denmark. The present issue of the Shakespeare International Yearbook examines the impact of specificities such as festivals and performance sites on our understanding of Shakespeare and globalization. Contributions survey the present state of Shakespeare studies and address issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare's work and his time, across the whole spectrum of his literary output.
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Special Issue: Shakespeare on Site
1 Shakespeare on Site: Here, There and Everywhere
2 Proximal Dreams: Peter Sellars at the Stratford Festival of Canada
Margaret Jane Kidnie
3 The Site of Burial in Two Korean Hamlets
Yu Jin Ko
4 The Merchant of Ashland: The Confusing Case of an Organized Minority Response at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Jason Demeter and Ayanna Thompson
5 Exhibiting the Past: Globe Replicas in Shakespearean Exhibitions
6 Spatial Negotiations in the Brazilian Street Production: Sua Incelença, Ricardo III by Clowns de Shakespeare
Anna Stegh Camati and Liana de Camargo Leão
7 Shakespeare Going Out Here and Now: Travels in China on the 450th anniversary
Li Jun and Julie Sanders
8 “What ceremony else?” Images of Ophelia in Brazil: The Politics of Subversion of the Female Artist
Cristiane Busato Smith
9 Mapping Shakespeare in Street Art
Notes on Contributors
Tom Bishop, Professor of English, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Alexa Huang, Professor of English, George Washington University and Research Affiliate, MIT, USA.
Susan Bennett, Professor of English, University of Calgary, Canada.