Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology

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Anne Sophie Refskou, Marcel Alvaro de Amorim, and Vinicius de Carvalho, eds. Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. Pp. xxvi + 301. $100.00

This volume begins with a list of figures (x), notes on contributors (xi), a foreword by David Schalkwyk (xvii-xxv), acknowledgments (xxvi), and an introduction by the editors (1-24). The primary text includes essays in four parts. Part I, "Dialogue I: Shakespeare and Cultural Anthropophagy in Practice," includes: Geraldo Carneiro and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, "We Are All Canibals: Reflections on Translating Shakespeare" (27-41); Victor Huertas Martin, "Miguel Del Arco's Las Furias (2016): Cultural Anthropophagy as Adaptation Practice and as Metafiction" (42-68); Fernando Yamamoto in conversation with Paulo da Silva Gregorio, "Devouring Shakespeare in North-Eastern Brazil" (69-92); Cristiane Busato Smith, "Cannibalizing Hamlet in Brazil: Ophelia Meets Oxum" (93-118). Part II, "Dialogue II: Global Conversations and Intricate Intersections," includes: Diana Henderson in conversation with Koel Chatterjee, "De-centring Shakespeare, Incorporating Otherness" (121-35); Marcel Alvaro de Amorim, "Devouring Shakespeare Translocally" (136-54); Mark Thornton Burnett in conversation with Anne Sophie Refskou, "Past and Present Trajectories for 'Global Shakespeare'" (155-72); Part III, "Dialogue III: Insiders and Outsiders," includes: Varsha Panjwani, '"Tupi or not Tupi': Conversations with Shakespeare Directors" (175-200); Anne Sophie Refskou, '"Not where he eats, but where he is eaten': Rethinking Otherness in (British) Global Shakespeare" (201-23); Eleine Ng, "Rojak Shakespeare: Devouring the Self and Digesting Otherness on the Singapore Stage" (224-46). …

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