Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Barbara Mujica, Ed.: Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia: Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Barbara Mujica, Ed.: Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia: Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer

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Barbara Mujica, ed. Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia: Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2013. Pp. ix + 298. $85.00.

This volume begins with a prologue (ix) and an introduction by the editor: "Shattering Boundaries: Susan L. Fischer's Approach to Theater Studies" (1-16). The primary text includes essays in three parts. Part 1, "Translation," includes: Katherine Faull, "Performing Translation: The (Dangerous) Mobilities of Cultural Identity" (17-28); David Johnson, "'Eking Out' Performance with the Mind" (29-42); Jonathan Thacker, "The Translation of La vida es sueno for a Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Audience" (43-66); Denis Rafter, "Translating Hamlet for the Spanish Actor" (67-88). Part 2, "Interpretation," includes: Edward H. Friedman, "The High Anxiety of Influence: Caro, Zayas, Sor Juana, and the New Arts" (89-104); William R. Blue, "Versions on the Battle of Cadiz, 1625" (105-14); Charles Victor Ganelin, "Polyphony and Calderon de la Barca's La dama duende" (115-30); Frederick A. …

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