Shakespeare and South Africa

Synopsis

This book is a lively and topical study of the teaching and criticism of Shakespeare in South Africa. Johnson covers a number of key historical moments in the interpretation of Shakespeare from the early nineteenth century to the present day, and uses a wide range of source materials to detail the formulation of a literary education policy in South Africa. Johnson's work will serve as a significant resource for South African cultural studies, while furthering the debates on the neo-colonial use of English literature and on the conditions of cultural assimilation.