Featuring essays from seventeen international scholars, this exciting new collection is the first sustained study of Shakespeare on the university and college stage. Treating the subject both historically and globally, the essays describe theatrical conditions that fit neither the professional nor the amateur models and show how student performances provide valuable vehicles for artistic construction and intellectual analysis. The book redresses the neglect of this distinctive form of Shakespeare performance, opening up new ways of thinking about the nature and value of university production and its ability to draw unique audiences. Looking at productions across the world - from Asia to Europe and North America - it will interest scholars as well as upper-level students in areas such as Shakespeare studies, performance studies and theatre history.
Andrew James Hartley is Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of The Shakespearean Dramaturg (2005), Shakespeare and Political Theatre (2013) and a performance history of Julius Caesar (2014), and was General Editor, until 2013, of Shakespeare Bulletin. He is also the author of many novels and a frequent director for UNC Charlotte campus productions.
Introduction: tragedians of the city, little eyases or rude mechanicals? Andrew James Hartley; 1. Campus Shakespeare: fragments of a history, fragments of a concept Peter Holland; 2. Performance, religion and Shakespeare: staging ideology at Notre Dame Mark C. Pilkinton; 3. George Rylands and Cambridge University Shakespeare Michael Cordner; 4. Women who will make a difference: Shakespeare at Wellesley College Yu Jin Ko; 5. Appropriating Shakespeare on campus: an Indian perspective Angelie Multani; 6. Ideology and student performances in China Lee Chee Keng and Yong Li Lan; 7. Shakespeare without resources: staging Shakespeare in the Midwest Andrea Stevens; 8. Shakespeare isn't just for the professionals: Shakespeare on the German campus Christa Jansohn; 9. Holofernes, Peregrine and I: Australian campus Shakespeare Rob Conkie; 10. The politics and economics of Malaysian campus productions of Shakespeare Nurul Farhana Low bt Abdullah; 11. The Performance Research Group's Anthony and Cleopatra (2010) Jacquelyn Bessell; 12. The laws of Athens: Shakespeare and the campus economy Paul Menzer; 13. Queering Shakespeare in the American South Chad Allen Thomas; 14. Shakespeare laboratories and performance-as-research Jonathan Heron; 15. The small-college stage: is there still room for Shakespeare? Douglas E. Green; 16. The Shakespeare performance campus W. B. Worthen; Index.