1st Edition

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

    The Shakespearean International Yearbook surveys the present state of Shakespeare studies in global contexts, addressing issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare’s work and his time. Contributions are solicited from scholars across the field and from both hemispheres of the globe who represent diverse career stages and linguistic traditions. Both new and ongoing trends are examined in comparative contexts, and emerging voices in different cultural contexts are featured alongside established scholarship. Each volume features a collection of articles that focus on a theme curated by a specialist Guest Editor, along with coverage of the current state of the field in other aspects. An essential reference tool for scholars of early modern literature and culture, this annual publication captures, from year to year, current and developing thought in global Shakespeare scholarship and performance practice worldwide.

    Part I: Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

    1. Introduction: Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare
    Katherine Schaap Williams

    2. Concealing, Simulating, or Re-Defining Disability?: Richard III and Performing (with) Disability in Arabian Gulf Theatre
    Katherine Hennessey

    3. “A body like this can’t play Richard”: Embodied Representation and Welshness in richard iii redux [or] Sara Beer is/not Richard III
    S.R. May

    4. “Baroque Staring”: Caliban in Polish Theater
    Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik

    5. Making Meaning of the (Ab)normal Body: Reading Caesar’s Body as a Palimpsest in Julius Caesar and Sri Lankan Performance
    Isuru Ayeshmantha Rathnayake

    6. “What’s with Him?”: Reading Hamlet and Haider through the Lens of Disability-Craft
    Deyasini Dasgupta

    7. Intellectual Disability, Madness, and Gender in Karim-Masihi’s Tardid/Doubt: A Rewriting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
    Shekufeh Owlia

    8. “Cast[e]ing Shakespeare”: Intersections of Disability and Race in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool
    Zainab Cheema

    9. Against White Cripistemology: Seeing Race and Global Disability in King Lear
    Penelope Geng

    Part II: The Year in Review

    10. Access and Global Shakespeares: The State of the Field
    Roderick Hugh McKeown


    Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, George Washington University, and Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

    Natalia Khomenko teaches English Literature at York University (Toronto). Her ongoing research project focuses on the reception, interpretation, and adaptation of Shakespearean drama in early Soviet Russia.