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The Shakespearean World

Edited by Jill L Levenson, Robert Ormsby

© 2017 – Routledge

654 pages

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Description

The Shakespearean World takes a global view of Shakespeare and his works, especially their afterlives. Constantly changing, the Shakespeare central to this volume has acquired an array of meanings over the past four centuries. "Shakespeare" signifies the historical person, as well as the plays and verse attributed to him. It also signifies the attitudes towards both author and works determined by their receptions. Throughout the book, specialists aim to situate Shakespeare’s world and what the world is because of him. In adopting a global perspective, the volume arranges thirty-six chapters in five parts:

  • Shakespeare on stage internationally since the late seventeenth century;
  • Shakespeare on film throughout the world;
  • Shakespeare in the arts beyond drama and performance;
  • Shakespeare in everyday life;
  • Shakespeare and critical practice.

Through its coverage, The Shakespearean World offers a comprehensive transhistorical and international view of the ways this Shakespeare has not only influenced but has also been influenced by diverse cultures during 400 years of performance, adaptation, criticism, and citation. While each chapter is a freshly conceived introduction to a significant topic, all of the chapters move beyond the level of survey, suggesting new directions in Shakespeare studies – such as ecology, tourism, and new media – and making substantial contributions to the field. This volume is an essential resource for all those studying Shakespeare, from beginners to advanced specialists.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jill L. Levenson and Robert Ormsby

Section 1: Shakespeare on Stage Since the Late Seventeenth Century

1. Staging Shakespeare in England Since the Restoration

Kathryn Prince

2. Shakespeare on Stage since the Late Seventeenth Century

Martin Procházka, Marta Gibińska and Florence March

3. Shakespeare on American Stages

James C. Bulman

4. Shakespeare in Latin America: Appropriation, Politics, and Performance Practices

Maria Clara Galery and Stegh Cammati

5. Middle Eastern Shakespeare

Margaret Litvin, Avraham Oz and Parviz Partovi

6. Shakespeare in Africa

Sandra Young

7. Interacting with Naturalism: East Asian Shakespeare Performances

Yong Li Lan

8. Kissing and Drowning The Book: Shakespearean Theatre in the Antipodes

Rob Conkie and Nicola Hyland

Section 2: Shakespeare on Film

9. Framing the Theatrical: Shakespearean Film in the UK

Peter Kirwan

10. Shakespeare in Film: Continental Europe

Mariangela Tempera

11. The Cloud Capped Towers and the Charcoal Sketch: Shakespeare on Film in North America

Samuel Crowl

12. Shakespeare on Film in Asia

Alexa Huang

13. Shakespearean Cinema and the Rest of the World

Mark Thornton Burnett

Section 3: Shakespeare in the Arts beyond Drama and Performance

14. The Subject of Shake-speares Sonnets and Afterlife in Lyric Poetry

Peter Robinson

15. Shakespeare and the Novel: "For that which had been lost was found, and so on"

Jane Kingsley-Smith

16. In Search of Shakespeare’s Biography

Katherine Scheil

17. Interpreting Shakespeare through the Visual Arts

Jim Davis

18. The Shakespearean World of Music

Christy Desmet and David Schiller

Section 4: Shakespeare in Everyday Life

19. Shakespeare and Education: the Making of an Unlikely Marriage

Kate Flaherty

20. Conjuring Shakespeare for Young Audiences through Fairy Tales, Fable, and Fantasy

Naomi J. Miller

21. Shakespeare in Amateur Production

Stephen Purcell

22. "Prithee, Listen Well": The Case for Audio Shakespeare

Michael P. Jensen

23. Sticky or Spreadable? Shakespeare and Global Television

Susanne Greenhalgh

24. Shakespearean Tourism: From National Heritage to Global Attraction

Robert Ormsby

25. "Within this wooden [2.]O": Shakespeare and New Media in the Digital Age

Brett D. Hirsch and Michael Best

Section 5: Shakespeare and Critical Practice

26. Shakespeare’s Texts and Editions

Eugene Giddens

27. Shakespearean Archives: Context, Categories, and the Containment of Chaos

Christie Carson

28. Shakespeare’s Language: An Eventful Afterlife

Keith Johnson

29. Shakespeare and Philosophy

Peter Holbrook

30. Political Approaches to Shakespeare

Hugh Grady

31. Religion, Secularity, and Shakespeare

Arthur F. Marotti and Ken Jackson

32. Shakespeare and Psychology: "Who’s There?"

Murray M. Schwartz and David Willbern

33. Shakespeare and Early Modern Race Studies: An Overview of the Field

Jason Demeter and Ayanna Thompson

34. New Economies of Gender and Sexuality: Rereading the Shakespearean Body

Susan Bennett and Nicole Edge

35. Shakespeare, Ecology, and Ecocriticism

Randall Martin

36. The Shakespearean Legal Imaginary

Karen Cunningham

About the Editors

Jill L. Levenson is Emeritus Professor of English at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada, and is an honorary vice president of the International Shakespeare Association.

Robert Ormsby is Associate Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Worlds

The Routledge Worlds are magisterial surveys of key historical epochs, edited and written by world-renowned experts. Giving unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, they are the works against which all future books on their subjects will be judged and are essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
LIT019000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance