Multicultural Shakespeare

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Vol. 13, No. 28, June

Introduction: Re-Writing and Translating Shakespeare's Originality in a Global Culture
Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of original forms. Recent discussions about originality have forced us to re-assess what we mean by Shakespeare, for originality is...
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The Really Real, Authentic, Original Shakespeare
Iwould like to begin by showing how the concept of originality has a twofold opposing denotation. One, following Baldwin's cited observation, travels backwards in time to a (perhaps mythologized) point of an "authentic origin" that roots and undergirds...
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Shakespeare and National Mythologizing in Czech Nineteenth Century Drama
The birth of modern Czech culture can be traced back to the period of the National Revival (or Renascence). This movement of cultural and political emancipation from Austrian domination started in the 1780s with the efforts of antiquarians and philologists...
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National Poets, the Status of the Epic and the Strange Case of Master William Shakespeare
This is not an essay about Shakespeare, or even about 'Shakespeare,' the cultural construct that emerges well after the death of the man from Stratford. It is, rather, about the space within which that construct evolves, a peculiar pastime seemingly...
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Economic Nationalism in Haughton's Englishmen for My Money and Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice 1
In the last years of her reign Queen Elizabeth took actions to protect the interests of English merchants, and in particular the Company of Merchant Adventurers. These actions both responded to and in turn released a wave of economic nationalism. The...
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Tsubouchi Shoyo and the Beauty of Shakespeare Translation in 1900s Japan
Tsubouchi Shöyö's early translations of the trial scene from The Merchant of Venice (1906) and of the whole of Hamlet (1909), Romeo and Juliet (1910), Othello (1911), King Lear (1912) and Julius Caesar (1913) belong to the end of the Meiji era (1868-1912),...
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"All's Well That Ends Welles": Orson Welles and the "Voodoo" Macbeth
The quotation in my title was voiced by a frustrated official at RKO Studios, which, in late 1942, hoped to rid itself of Welles in order to release the company from any further financial obligation to the director. Following the success of Citizen Kane...
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The Moor for the Malayali Masses: A Study of Othello in Kathaprasangam
Malayalam, though confined to the tiny state of Kerala, can undeniably boast of a vibrant literary culture. A casual perusal of books in any Malayalam library would throw up an impressive list of texts translated into Malayalam from languages all over...
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Shakespeare, Macbeth and the Hindu Nationalism of Nineteenth-Century Bengal
An obscure and undistinguished poet named Girish Chandra Laha wrote an effusive sonnet entitled "Shakespeare" for the June 1899 issue of Prayas, a little-known Bengali periodical. The poem may be roughly translated and paraphrased thus:Oimmortal poet...
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Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello: Beyond the Neural Sublime
Cefalu, Paul. Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello: Beyond the Neural Sublime. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. viii + 124. ISBN: 978-1-4725-2346-4.Critics down the line have always attempted to untangle the complex web of intentionality,...
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Shakespeare's Universality. Here's Fine Revolution
Ryan, Kiernan. Shakespeare's Universality. Here's Fine Revolution. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. xvi, 141. ISBN: PB-978-1-4081-8349-6. Price not stated.This new volume in the Bloomsbury Arden Series entitled...
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Please Continue (Hamlet)
Please Continue (Hamlet). Dir. Yan Duyvendak and Roger Bernat. New Classics of Europe Festival. Stefan Jaracz Theatre, Lódz, Poland.Lódz boasts about an interesting international festival called "New Classics of Europe," during which every year a number...
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Macbeth. the Bible of Darkness
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Macbeth. The Bible of Darkness. Dir. Theodoros Espiritou. Black Box, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece.In May 2015 Theodoros Espiritou presented at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation his own...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, 2016

Shakespeare, Macbeth and the Hindu Nationalism of Nineteenth-Century Bengal
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0009 Abstract: The essay examines a Bengali adaptation of Macbeth, namely Rudrapal Natak (published 1874) by Haralal Ray, juxtaposing it...
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The Really Real, Authentic, Original Shakespeare
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0002 Abstract: This essay considers the question of how original/new interpretations help redefine (or reify) the original/old perception...
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Theatre Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0011 Please Continue (Hamlet). Dir. Yan Duyvendak and Roger Bernat. New Classics of Europe Festival. Stefan Jaracz Theatre, d, Poland....
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Economic Nationalism in Haughton's Englishmen for My Money and Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0005 Abstract: Close to the time of Elizabeths expulsion of the Hanseatic merchants and the closing of the Steelyard (der Stahlhof) in...
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Introduction: Re-Writing and Translating Shakespeare's Originality in a Global Culture
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0001 Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of original...
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The Moor for the Malayali Masses: A Study of Othello in Kathaprasangam
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0008 Abstract: Shakespeare, undoubtedly, has been one of the most important Western influences on Malayalam literature. His works have...
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"All's Well That Ends Welles": Orson Welles and the "Voodoo" Macbeth
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0007 Abstract: The Federal Theatre Project, which was established in 1935 to put unemployed Americans back to work after the Great Depression,...
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Tsubouchi Shoyo and the Beauty of Shakespeare Translation in 1900s Japan
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0006 Abstract: In a recent study of Shakespeare translation in Japan, the translator and editor ba Kenji (14)1 expresses his preference...
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Shakespeare and National Mythologizing in Czech Nineteenth Century Drama
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0003 Abstract: The paper will discuss the ways in which Shakespeares tragedies (King Lear) and histories (1 and 2 Henry IV), translated...
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National Poets, the Status of the Epic and the Strange Case of Master William Shakespeare
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0004 Abstract: This essay contextualises Shakespeare as product of a field of forces encapsulating national identity and relative cultural...
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Book Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0010 Cefalu, Paul. Tragic Cognition in Shakespeares Othello: Beyond the Neural Sublime. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. viii...
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Vol. 14, No. 1, 2016

Performing Shakespeare in Contemporary Japan: The Yamanote Jijosha's the Tempest
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0017 Abstract: In considering the Yamanote Jijoshas The Tempest, this paper explores the significance of performing Shakespeare in contemporary...
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Introduction: Shakespeare in Modern Japan
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0012 In Newsletter sent from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Lisa Peter writes: As Shakespeare is generally considered one of the most...
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Finding a Style for Presenting Shakespeare on the Japanese Stage
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0014 Abstract: Japanese productions of Shakespeares plays are almost always discussed with exclusive focus upon their visual, musical and...
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Noh Creation of Shakespeare
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0018 Abstract: This article contains select comments and reviews on Noh Hamlet and Noh Othello in English and Noh King Lear in Japanese....
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Theatre Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0022 Hamlet, that Punk. Dir. Mary Maragoudaki. Vafeio theatre, Athens, Greece. Reviewed by Xenia Georgopoulou In May 2015, at the Vafeio...
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Hamlet and Japanese Men of Letters
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0020 Abstract: Shakespeare has exerted a powerful influence on Japanese literature since he was accepted in the second half of the nineteenth...
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Book Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 14 (29), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0021 Susan Bennett and Christie Carson, eds., Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment (Cambridge UP, 2013) Reviewed by Hisao Oshima...
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"I Saw Othello's Visage in His Mind", or "White Mask, Black Handkerchif": Satoshi Miyagi's Mugen-Noh Othello and Translation Theory
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 13 (28), 2016; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2016-0015 Abstract: This paper tries to detect key elements in the translated performance of Shakespeare by focusing on Satoshi Miyagis Mugen-Noh...
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Vol. 12, No. 27, June

Hamlet in Contemporary Turkey: Towards Postcolonial Feminist Rewrites?
The dictionary definition of adaptation is "to make suitable" which implies an intercultural or intergeneric transfer. In Linda Hutcheon's (8) words, "The adapted text is an acknowledged transposition of a recognizable work in a process of creation and...
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Kenneth Branagh's Multicultural and Multi-Ethnic Filmed Shakespeare(s)
One of the most striking features of Kenneth Branagh's approach to Shakespeare on screen is multicultural diversity most notably manifest in three dimensions: choice of the actors with differing ethnic backgrounds, choice of the place of action for his...
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Macbeth
Miola, S. Robert, ed. Macbeth. By William Shakespeare. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. Pp. xxiii + 384. [South Asian Edition]Although it was established way back in 1923, W. W. Norton & Company is a comparatively recent player...
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Kozintsev's Shakespeare Films: Russian Political Protest in Hamlet and King Lear
Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore, Kozintsev's Shakespeare Films: Russian Political Protest in Hamlet and King Lear. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, 2012. Pp. viii + 194.There is no denying the fact that Shakespeare is the single...
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Hamlet uzmyslowiony/Sensuous Hamlet
Sosnowska, Monika. Hamlet uzmystowiony (Sensuous Hamlet). Lodz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lódzkiego, 2013. Pp. 201.Today, the range of academic approaches applied to the study of senses has reached beyond areas limited to psychological inquiry. Sensuality...
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Shakespeare 2014-W 450. Rocznice urodzin/Shakespeare 2014-For the 450th Anniversary of His Birth
Courtney, Krystyna Kujawmska and Monika Sosnowska, eds. Shakespeare 2014-w 450. rocznicç urodzin (Shakespeare 2014-For the 450th Anniversary of His Birth). Lódz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lódzkiego, 2014. Pp. 235.Shakespeare 2014-For the 450th Anniversary...
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Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays
Laura Estill, Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays. Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 2015. Pp. xxviii+255.Citation haunts the word. It disorders and phantomizes the text. Since it appears...
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Romeo and Juliet for Two
Romeo and Juliet for Two. Dir. Kostas Gakis, Athina Moustaka, Konstantinos Bibis. 104 Theatre, Athens, Greece.A Breathtaking Romeo and Juliet for TwoIn December 2012 Romeo and Juliet for Two was first presented for three nights during the 3rd Low Budget...
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Introduction
This volume of Multicultural Shakespeare focuses on the dynamics of the binary opposite of diversity and homogeneity. The democratic culture of the West, often seeing itself as the maker of global standards, is ideologically paradoxical. On the one hand,...
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Intersections of Politics, Culture, Class, and Gender in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, the Taming of the Shrew, and the Merchant of Venice
Let me open with a question: what does this drawing represent? Whichever way you first saw it, direct your vision to the opposite angle and try to see it as the other representation now. After you have recognized both images and have switched back and...
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Holding a Mirror Up to Nature? Adapting the Taming of the Shrew for Teenagers and Pedagogy
Introduction: The Taming of the Shrew as a Problem(atic) PlayNext to The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's The Taming of The Shrew is probably one of the hardest plays to stage/film in the 21st century due to its misogynist content dressed up in the...
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Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth. Dir. Marios Mettis. Theatro Thentro, Nicosia, Cyprus.Following L. C. Knight's "How Many Children Hath Lady Macbeth," Shakespeare's depiction of children, motherhood and maternal violence in Macbeth has received academic scrutiny. In his...
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Hamlet
Hamlet. Dir. Jan Klata. Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland.Was lesen Sie, mein Prinz? ... Bücher, Bücher, Bücher!Jan Klata's Hamlet evolved since 2004; from an idealistic, rebellious and slightly naive H. played by the Polish actor Marcin Czarnik...
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The Taming of the Shrew/Poskromienie Zlosnicy
The Taming of the Shrew [Poskromienie ztosnicy]. Dir. Katarzyna Deszcz. Stefan Zeromski Theatre, Kielce, Poland."So curst and shrewd" a playThere is no denying the fact that Shrew in the Western world poses a serious challenge, for a variety of reasons:...
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Vol. 12, No. 27, 2015

Theatre Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0012 Romeo and Juliet for Two. Dir. Kostas Gakis, Athina Moustaka, Konstantinos Bibis. 104 Theatre, Athens, Greece. Reviewed by Xenia Georgopoulou...
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Book Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0011 Miola, S. Robert, ed. Macbeth. By William Shakespeare. New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. Pp. xxiii + 384. [South...
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Chaucer and His Bastard Child: Social Disjunction and Metaliterariness in the Two Noble Kinsmen
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0010 The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play whose history lies in the shadow of the issue of authorship. For many centuries the interest of critics...
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Silenced Voices: A Reactionary Streamlined Henry V in the Hollow Crown
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0008 Perhaps no other play in Shakespeares oeuvre has been so misunderstood and bowdlerized as Henry V. It is nevertheless one of the most...
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Re-Gendering of the Nietzschean ÜBermensch in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Marlowe's Tamburlaine-The Case of Lady Macbeth and Zenocrate
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0002 In her famous speech to the troops at Tilbury Elizabeth I addressed her soldiers by saying: I know I have the body but of a weak and...
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Introduction
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0001 This volume of Multicultural Shakespeare focuses on the dynamics of the binary opposite of diversity and homogeneity. The democratic...
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Postcolonial Re-Reading of the Marginalized Nation in William Shakespeare's King Lear
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0009 The publication of Edward Saids Orientalism (1978) has changed the perception of both imperialism and colonialism. Since then postcolonial...
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Revenge, Rhetoric, and Recognition in the Rape of Lucrece
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 12 (27), 2015; DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2015-0003 Throughout his career, Stephen Greenblatt (Will in the World, 388) tells us, William Shakespeare was fascinated by exotic locations,...
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Vol. 11, No. 26, December

Foreword
By you being pardoned, we commit no crimeTo use one language in each several climeWhere our scenes seem to live.(Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act 4, Scene 4)Gower's apology that the characters in Pericles continue to speak in English while the narrative...
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Year of Shakespeare: Re-Living the World Shakespeare Festival/Shakespeare beyond English: A Global Experiment
Derek Dunne:* A Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival, ed. Paul Edmondson, Paul Prescott and Erin Sullivan, 2013. Pp. 320; Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment, ed. Susan Bennett and Christie Carson, 2013. Pp. 341.Considering...
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"A Feast of Languages": The Role of Language in the Globe to Globe Festival
Discussing an emotional reunion in The Winter's Tale, a gentleman states that "there was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture" (5.2.14). His words also best describe the experience of the Globe to Globe productions hosted by Shakespeare's...
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"The Many Languages of the Avant-Garde": In Conversation with Grzegorz Bral of Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat Theatre)
Song of the Goat theatre was founded by Grzegorz Bral and Anna Zubrzycki in 1996. They are an international ensemble company based in Wroclaw, Poland who tour extensively around the world. Although both co-founders came from renowned Gardzienice theatre...
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Looking Back at the Audience: The RSC & the Wooster Group's Troilus and Cressida (2012)
The RSC and The Wooster Group co-production of Troilus and Cressida was probably the most challenging and the most challenged performance at the World Shakespeare Festival in London in 2012. Michael Billington called it "a bizarrely disjointed spectacle"...
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The Taming of the Shrew
Thea Buckley:* The Taming of the Shrew, Globe to Globe. Dir. Haissam Hussain, 26-27 May 2012.An Equal Partnership: Pakistan's Shakespeare, or Transforming the ShrewA discussion of the reception of a Pakistani Shakespeare production in England becomes...
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Coriolanus
Saffron Walkling:* Coriolanus, Edinburgh International Festival. Dir. Lin Zhaohua, 20-21 August 2013.A Chinese Coriolanus and British Reception: A Play Out of Context?Lin Zhaohua's Coriolanus, translated by Ying Roucheng, and retitled in Chinese as Great...
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Vol. 11, No. 26, 2014

Book Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 11 (26), 2014; DOI: 10.2478/mopa-2014-0008 Derek Dunne: A Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival, ed. Paul Edmondson, Paul Prescott and Erin Sullivan, 2013....
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Introduction: Global Shakespeare for Anglophone Audiences
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 11 (26), 2014; DOI: 10.2478/mopa-2014-0002 Reflecting on the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival, Bridget Escolme hopes that this unique project might paradoxically be the beginning...
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"Would They Not Wish the Feast Might Ever Last?": Strong Spice, Oral History and the Genesis of Globe to Globe
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 11 (26), 2014; DOI: 10.2478/mopa-2014-0003 Abstract: The 2012 Globe to Globe Festival proved a great success. Actors, directors, musicians, dancers, designers and technicians...
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Theatre Reviews
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 11 (26), 2014; DOI: 10.2478/mopa-2014-0007 Thea Buckley: The Taming of the Shrew, Globe to Globe. Dir. Haissam Hussain, 26-27 May 2012. An Equal Partnership: Pakistans Shakespeare,...
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Foreword
Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance vol. 11 (26), 2014; DOI: 10.2478/mopa-2014-0001 By you being pardoned, we commit no crime To use one language in each several clime Where our scenes seem to live. (Pericles, Prince...
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Vol. 10, No. 25, December

Modernity and Tradition in Shakespeare's Asianization
Abstract: Do Marjorie Garber's premises that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare apply to his reception in Asian contexts? Shakespeare's Asianization, namely adaptation of certain Shakespeare elements into traditional...
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Macbeth in Nineteenth-Century Bengal: A Case of Conflicted Indigenization
Abstract: Adaptation, a complex bilingual and bicultural process, is further problematised in a colonial scenario inflected by burgeoning nationalism and imperialist counter-oppression. Nagendranath Bose's Karnabir (1884/85), the second extant Bengali...
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Shakespeare on the Peking Opera Stage
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Successful Peking Opera adaptations of Shakespeare1 have attracted interest of theater-goers, both enthusiasts and connoisseurs, who have been able to approach Shakespeare in the form that they like and...
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The Yard and Korean Shakespeare
Abstract: Since the New Globe Theatre opened in 1996, they have used the yard as an acting area or entrances. Even though the authenticity of using the yard is disputable, nobody denies that the yard must be a very effective tool for performing Shakespeare...
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Additional Dialogue By.1 Versions of Shakespeare in the World's Multiplexes
Abstract: William Shakespeare has been part of the cinema since 1899. In the twentieth century almost a thousand films in some way based upon his plays were made, but the vast majority of those which sought to faithfully present his plays to the cinema...
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Shakespeare in Chinese Cinema
Abstract: Shakespeare's plays were first adapted in the Chinese cinema in the era of silent motion pictures, such as A Woman Lawyer (from The Merchant of Venice, 1927), and A Spray of Plum Blossoms (from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1931). The most recent...
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Shakespeare and Asia. Shakespeare Yearbook
Shakespeare and Asia. Shakespeare Yearbook vol. 17, Eds. Yang Lingui, Douglas A. Brooks, Ashley Brinkman, New York: The Edward Mellen Press, 2010. Pp. Vii+528. ISBN-13: 978-0-7734-3726-5, ISBN-10: 0-7734- 3726-6.IThere are three things about the book...
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Shakespeare, the Orient, and the Critics
Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, Shakespeare, the Orient, and the Critics, New York and Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010. Pp. Ix + 148. ISBN978-1-4331-1059-7.On 14 July 1099, with the first light of dawn, horn-calls resounded through the crusader camps, announcing the final...
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The Tempest
The Tempest. Dir. Silviu Purcarete. The National Theatre "Marin Sorescu" of Craiova, Romania. 16th Shakespeare Festival, Gdansk, Poland. Reviewed by Olga BogdanskaWidely regarded as one of the most important and creative Romanian directors, Silviu Purcarete...
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Shakespeare's Clowns: An Irreverent and Magical Brazilian Version of Richard III
Shakespeare's Clowns: An irreverent and magical Brazilian version of Richard IIIRichard III. Dir. Gabriel Villela. Blanes Museum Garden, Montevideo, Uruguay.Reviewed by Verónica D'AuriaShakespeare's Clowns: An irreverent and magical Brazilian version...
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Henry V and the Canadian Context
Henry V and the Canadian contextHenry V. Dir. Des McAnuff. Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario, Canada.Julius Caesar. Dir. Gregory Doran. Royal Shakespeare Company.Reviewed by Coen HeijesHenry V and the Canadian contextSince its start in 1953 in...
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The Dream and Caesar on a Bare Stage
The Dream and Caesar on a bare stageA Midsummer Night's Dream. Adapted and dir. Georgina Kakoudaki. Theatre groups 2 and 4Frontal, Theatro tou Neou Kosmou, Greece.Julius Caesar: Scripta Femina. Dir. Roubini Moschochoriti. Theatre group Anima Kinitiras...
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Vol. 10, No. 25, 2013

Tacky "Shakespeares" in Japan
There is no doubt that Shakespeare is "the flagship commodity" (Dromgoole and Taylor) in the globalized cultural market. The fact that his works are being studied, performed, and admired, or, adapted and parodied almost all over the world, would surely...
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Shakespeare Comes to Indonesia
I knew nothing of Shakespeare's entry into the world of shadow-puppets until I came across an article from The Malay Mail dated November 13, 2000, which began with an account of a puppeteer who, having mastered the medium's traditional themes, those...
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Vol. 9, No. 24, December

Nothing like the Sun: Shakespeare in Spain Today
Today Shakespeare is more present in Spain than ever as a result of the critical interest and spectacular growth of his popularity among Spaniards who recognise him as the embodiment of cultural and literary values. Since the celebration of the Seventh...
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The Absence of Allusion to Warfare in ÁLvaro Cunqueiro's Don Hamlet: A Galician Text of the Shakespearian Play
The historical evolution of Galicia, a nation in the north-west of Spain, has been determined by the negation of its own tradition and language within the Spanish state, which only accepted the existence of one of the many languages that existed within...
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Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media
Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and MediaDiana E Henderson, Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. Pp. xi + 289. ISBN 978-0801444197.To write...
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Vintage Shakespeare: New Perspectives from India and Abroad
Vintage Shakespeare: New Perspectives From India and Abroad, eds. Prashant K. Sinha and Mohini Khot, Jaipur: Book Enclave, 2010. Pp. 240. ISBN 978-81-8152-271-9.As the full title of the book suggests, Vintage Shakespeare: New Perspectives from India...
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, ed. Sarbani Chaudhury, New Delhi: Pearson Longman, 2009. Pp. Liii +217. ISBN 978-81-317-0981-8.At the outset one must be aware that The Tempest by William Shakespeare is one of the popular texts included in the syllabi...
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Kierunki Polskiej Szekspirologicznej Mysli Krytycznej W Dwudziestoleciu Miedzywojennym (1918-1939) [Shakespearean Criticism in Poland in the Inter-War Period]
Elzbieta Stanisz, Kierunki Polskiej Szekspirologicznej Mysli Krytycznej w Dwudziestoleciu Miqdzywojennym (1918-1939) [Shakespearean Criticism in Poland in the Inter-War Period], Toruñ: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszalek, 2011. Pp. 290. ISBN 978-83-7611-887-1.Polish...
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Hamlet in Slovenia: From Myth to Theatre
IntroductionHamlet is one of the very few works of the global literary canon that have been translated into Slovene more than once. There are four complete published translations of the play, as well as several adaptations. Each translator was an important...
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Polish Macbeth and the Middle East Crisis
Shakespeare was staged for the first time in Polish by Wojciech Boguslawski in 1798. It was Hamlet which Boguslawski decided to introduce to the Polish audience, and which became an indispensable element of war for independence, while its hero became...
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Shakespeare: The Indian Icon
Shakespeare: The Indian Icon, ed. Vikram Chopra, New Delhi: The Readers Paradise, 2011. Pp. xxvi + 836. ISBN 978-81-920751-2-9The title of Shakespeare: The Indian Icon suits this book which contains a great deal of useful information on Indian response...
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Macbeth
Macbeth. Dir. Thomas Moschopoulos. Onassis Cultural Centre, Main Stage, Athens, Greece.An uneasy Macbeth at the Onassis Cultural CentreThe Athenian 2011-2012 theatre season included, as usual, quite a few Shakespearean productions. Among them Yannis...
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The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice. Dir. Rupert Goold. The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.The mystery of 'the Other' in The Merchant of Venice"Ruthless", "competitive", "racist", "Jewish", "secular", "semi-assimilated",...
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La Tempesta. Pre-Testi
La Tempesta. Pre-testi. Dir. Yana Balkan and Isabella Casería, Teatro Scientifico Company, Camploy Theatre, Verona."Into something rich and strange": Performing The Tempest and Its Pre-textsLooking at Shakespeare's theatre, one of the plays that have...
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Vol. 9, No. 24, 2012

A Holonic Approach to Shakespeare: The Digital Reference System (DRS)
Prefatory RemarksWhen hypertext was made available on the Internet after 1994 it shaped the concepts of public domain and free access. The web server and browsing system that Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau designed, determined the future digital,...
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The Turn of the Shrew: Gendering the Power of Loquacity in Othello
Early modern patriarchal discourses continuously harp on the need to control women's mobility and their speech and the two are integrally linked. In his seminal essay "Patriarchal Territories: The Body Enclosed" Peter Stallybrass points out, "The surveillance...
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