Antipodal Shakespeare

Antipodal Shakespeare

By 'antipodal Shakespeare' we mean a mode of reading, a means of analysing cultural activities taking place in parallel, with a shared impetus and with a range of connections, direct and indirect, almost certainly colonial in origin, ...

Author: Gordon McMullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474271455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Despite a recent surge of critical interest in the Shakespeare Tercentenary, a great deal has been forgotten about this key moment in the history of the place of Shakespeare in national and global culture – much more than has been remembered. This book offers new archival discoveries about, and new interpretations of, the Tercentenary celebrations in Britain, Australia and New Zealand and reflects on the long legacy of those celebrations. This collection gathers together five scholars from Britain, Australia and New Zealand to reflect on the modes of commemoration of Shakespeare across the hemispheres in and after the Tercentenary year, 1916. It was at this moment of remembering in 1916 that 'global Shakespeare' first emerged in recognizable form. Each contributor performs their own 'antipodal' reading, assessing in parallel events across two hemispheres, geographically opposite but politically and culturally connected in the wake of empire.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Memorialising Shakespeare

Memorialising Shakespeare

29–45; Gordon McMullan, Philip Mead, Ailsa Grant Ferguson, Mark Houlahan, and Kate Flaherty, Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916–2016 (London: Bloomsbury, 2018). 41.

Author: Edmund G. C. King

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030840136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

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This book is the first comprehensive account of global Shakespeare commemoration in the period between 1916 and 2016. Combining historical analysis with insights into current practice, Memorialising Shakespeare covers Shakespeare commemoration in China, Ukraine, Egypt, and France, as well as Great Britain and the United States. Chapter authors discuss a broad range of commemorative activities—from pageants, dance, dramatic performances, and sculpture, to conferences, exhibitions, and more private acts of engagement, such as reading and diary writing. Themes covered include Shakespeare’s role in the formation of cultural memory and national and global identities, as well as Shakespeare’s relationship to decolonisation and race. A significant feature of the book is the inclusion of chapters from organisers of recent Shakespeare commemoration events, reflecting on their own practice. Together, the chapters in Memorialising Shakespeare show what has been at stake when communities, identity groups, and institutions have come together to commemorate Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation

Mead, P. (2017), 'Shakespeare, memory and the city: The Tercentenary in Sydney and its Afterlife', in Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916–2016, co-author with K. Flaherty, ...

Author: Diana E. Henderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation explores the dynamics of adapted Shakespeare across a range of literary genres and new media forms. This comprehensive reference and research resource maps the field of Shakespeare adaptation studies, identifying theories of adaptation, their application in practice and the methodologies that underpin them. It investigates current research and points towards future lines of enquiry for students, researchers and creative practitioners of Shakespeare adaptation. The opening section on research methods and problems considers definitions and theories of Shakespeare adaptation and emphasises how Shakespeare is both adaptor and adapted.A central section develops these theoretical concerns through a series of case studies that move across a range of genres, media forms and cultures to ask not only how Shakespeare is variously transfigured, hybridised and valorised through adaptational play, but also how adaptations produce interpretive communities, and within these potentially new literacies, modes of engagement and sensory pleasures. The volume's third section provides the reader with uniquely detailed insights into creative adaptation, with writers and practice-based researchers reflecting on their close collaborations with Shakespeare's works as an aesthetic, ethical and political encounter. The Handbook further establishes the conceptual parameters of the field through detailed, practical resources that will aid the specialist and non-specialist reader alike, including a guide to research resources and an annotated bibliography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reimagining Shakespeare Education

Reimagining Shakespeare Education

Jackie is a member of the Better Strangers project, which hosts the Shakespeare Reloaded website. ... 2007), the collaborative monograph Antipodal Shakespeare (Bloomsbury, 2018) and several edited collections.

Author: Liam E. Semler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478670

Category: Education

Page: 371

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A showcase of innovative, global, collaborative Shakespeare education projects between institutions, educators, practitioners and students.
Categories: Education

Shakespeare Survey 70 Volume 70

Shakespeare Survey 70  Volume 70

Surely this expres- sion of commemoration would be more logically located half a mile east at Shakespeare's Globe or the Royal ... Ailsa Grant Ferguson and Mark Houlahan, Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, ...

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108281126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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The seventieth volume in the annual series of volumes devoted to Shakespeare study and production. The articles are drawn from the World Shakespeare Congress, held 400 years after Shakespeare's death, in July/August 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The theme is 'Creating Shakespeare'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Shakespeare Hut

The Shakespeare Hut

19 Julia Thomas, Shakespeare's Shrine: The Bard's Birthplace and the Invention of Stratford-upon-Avon (Philadelphia: ... Ailsa Grant Ferguson and Mark Houlahan, Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and ...

Author: Ailsa Grant Ferguson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474295857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This book tells the forgotten story of the Shakespeare Hut, a vast, mock-Tudor building for New Zealand Anzac soldiers visiting London on leave from the front lines. Constructed in Bloomsbury in 1916, the Hut was to be the only built memorial to mark Shakespeare's Tercentenary in the midst of war. With a purpose-built performance space, its tiny stage hosted the biggest theatrical stars of the age. The Hut is a vivid and unique case study in cultural memory and performance of Shakespeare. One extraordinary building brings together Shakespeare's place in First World War theatre, in emerging new post-colonial identities, the story of Shakespearean performance in the twentieth century and in the struggle for women's suffrage. Grant Ferguson transports you to the Hut and its lively, idiosyncratic world. From a feminist-led stage to a hub of Indian intellectual and political debate, from a Shakespeare memorial to an Anzac social club, this is the story of a building truly at a crossroads.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Gender

Shakespeare and Gender

RELATED TITLES ANTIPODAL SHAKESPEARE: REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING IN BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, 1916–2016 Gordon McMullan, Philip Mead, Ailsa Grant Ferguson, Kate Flaherty and Mark Houlahan ISBN 9781350126541 IMAGINING ...

Author: Kate Aughterson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474290005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Shakespeare and Gender guides students, educators, practitioners and researchers through the complexities of the representation of gender and sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Informed by contemporary and early modern debates and insights into gender and sexuality, including intersectionality, feminist geography, queer and performance studies and fourth-wave feminism, this book provides a lucid and lively discussion of how gender and sexual identity are debated, contested and displayed in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Using close textual analysis hand-in- hand with diverse contextual materials, the book offers an accessible and intelligent introduction to how gender debates are integral to the plays and poems, and why we continue to read and perform them with this in mind. Topics and themes discussed include gendering madness, paternity and the patriarchy, sexuality, anxious masculinity, maternal bodies, gender transgression, and kingship and the male body politic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Changeling The State of Play

The Changeling  The State of Play

In addition to publishing more than forty articles and essays on Shakespeare on screen, she is the author of Shakespeare Remains: ... Shakespeare and the Idea of Late Writing (2007) and the collaborative monograph Antipodal Shakespeare: ...

Author: Gordon McMullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350174399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This collection of original essays on Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's unsettling revenge tragedy The Changeling represents key new directions in criticism and research. The 13 chapters fall into six groups focusing on questions of space, theology, collaboration, disability both mental and physical, and performance both early modern and contemporary. The Changeling's critical and theatrical history, and a selected bibliography for the volume helps readers easily find the most frequently cited materials in the volume as a whole, while individual essays detail the full expanse of critical sources to pursue for further analysis. With contributors ranging from highly regarded critics to emerging scholars drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Switzerland, the collection equips readers to engage with a variety of critical approaches to the play, moving a long way beyond the last century's tendency to treat Middleton as 'the early modern Ibsen', to ignore Rowley, and to focus almost wholly on a single aspect of the play's plot. Key themes and topics include: · Performance · Space and affect · Authorial collaboration · Gender and representation · Violence · Disability
Categories: Literary Criticism

British Theatre and the Great War 1914 1919

British Theatre and the Great War  1914   1919

Philip Mead, 'Antipodal Shakespeare', unpublished conference paper, Société Française Shakespeare conference, Shakespeare 450, Paris, 2013. Francis Oswald Bennett, A Canterbury Tale:the Autobiography of Dr. Francis Bennett (Oxford: ...

Author: Andrew Maunder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137402004

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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British Theatre and the Great War examines how theatre in its various forms adapted itself to the new conditions of 1914-1918. Contributors discuss the roles played by the theatre industry. They draw on a range of source materials to show the different kinds of theatrical provision and performance cultures in operation not only in London but across parts of Britain and also in Australia and at the Front. As well as recovering lost works and highlighting new areas for investigation (regional theatre, prison camp theatre, troop entertainment, the threat from film, suburban theatre) the book offers revisionist analysis of how the conflict and its challenges were represented on stage at the time and the controversies it provoked. The volume offers new models for exploring the topic in an accessible, jargon-free way, and it shows how theatrical entertainment of the time can be seen as the `missing link’ in the study of First World War writing.
Categories: Performing Arts

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

Pollard, Tanya, Shakespeare's Theater: A Sourcebook , Oxford: Blackwell, 2004 Raw, Laurence, Theatre of the People: ... Gordon , and Philip Mead , Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, ...

Author: Ann Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474296397

Category: Drama

Page: 1512

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This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes all of Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate. The lengthy introductions and footnotes of the individual Third Series volumes have been removed to make way for a general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography instead, to ensure all works are accessible in one single volume. This handsome Complete Works is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.
Categories: Drama