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The Shakespearean World

Edited by: Jill L. Levenson , Robert Ormsby

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415732529
eBook ISBN: 9781315778341
Adobe ISBN: 9781317696193

10.4324/9781315778341
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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

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Staging Shakespeare in England Since the Restoration Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Shakespeare on Stage in Europe Since the Late Seventeenth Century Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Shakespeare on American Stages Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Shakespeare in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Middle Eastern Shakespeares Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Shakespeare in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Interacting with Naturalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Kissing and Drowning the Book Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Framing the Theatrical Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Shakespeare on Film Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Cloud-Capped Towers and the Charcoal Sketch Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Shakespeare on Film in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Shakespearean Cinema and the Rest of the World Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Subject of Shake-Speares Sonnets and Afterlife in Lyric Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Shakespeare and the Novel Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Shakespeare and Non-Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Interpreting Shakespeare Through the Visual Arts Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Shakespearean World of Music Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Shakespeare and Education Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Conjuring Shakespeare for Young Audiences Through Fairy-Tales, Fables, and Fantasy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Shakespeare in Amateur Production Download PDF
Chapter  22:  "Prithee, Listen Well" Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sticky or Spreadable? Shakespeare and Global Television Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Shakespearean Tourism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  "Within this Wooden [2.]O" Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Shakespeare's Texts and Editions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Shakespearean Archives Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Shakespeare's Language Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Shakespeare and Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Political Approaches to Shakespeare Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Religion, Secularity, and Shakespeare Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Shakespeare and Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Shakespeare and Early Modern Race Studies Download PDF
Chapter  34:  New Economies of Gender and Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Shakespeare, Ecology, and Ecocriticism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Shakespearean Legal Imaginary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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