The Globalisation of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century

The Globalisation of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century

By: John M. Mercer (editor)Hardback

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These essays show how Shakespeare as a cultural commodity was imported, appropriated, and exploited in countries around the world in the 19th century. Essays are grouped by the type of appropriation they emphasize - translations and adaptations, performances and theatre, and scholarship.


Introduction, Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney and John M. Mercer. Part 1 Translations and adaptations: Shakespeare as a cultural weapon - aspects of Shakespeare appropriation in 19th-century Flanders, Jozef De Vos; reverent readings - 19th-century Shakespeare translations in Romania, Monica Matei-Chesnoiu; mediated bardolatry - two paradigms of Shakespeare in 19th-century Latin America, Maria-Clara Galery; the first two Yiddish lears, Rhoda Silver Kachuck; Shakespeare in 19th-century Japan, Yoshiko Kawachi. Part 2 Performances and theatre: "contributing our half" - Ludwig Tieck's Shakespeare productions in Dresden and Berlin, 1820-1843, Michael Patterson; (re)turning to Shakespeare or imitating the Shakespeare cult in Hungary? the 19th-century theatres of Gabor Egressy and William Charles Macready, Gabriella Reuss; Ira Aldridge - European Shakespeare tragedian, Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney; breaking butterflies and taming shrews -hysteria, acting styles and gender politics in late Victorian Shakespeare production, Michael Mangan. Part 3 Scholarly and critical approaches: in search of a mastermind - Georg Brendes's William Shakespeare, Niels B. Hansen; Shakespeare's Bohemia/Poland/Lithuania revisited, Andrzej Weselinski. Part 4 Inspiration for visual arts and creative writing: "speaking eloquently to the 19th century" - physical images of Shakespeare and his characters in Victorian St. Louis, John M. Mercer ; "Boris Godunov" - Russian "Macbeth" or a chronicle play?, Mark Sokolyansky; "like a woman rising from a tomb" - Salome, Cleopatra and Victorian Egypt, Elizabeth Richmond-Garza; fictional Shakespeares in 19th-century Germany, Werner Habicht.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773466791
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773466791
  • ISBN10: 0773466797

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