Antipodal Shakespeare

Antipodal Shakespeare

though not in that of Bridges-Adams and his supporters in Stratford) providing £1,000 to each of the New Shakespeare Company and the Old Vic. Thus, briefly, the Shakespeare Hut, the product of Gollancz's entrepreneurship, underpinned an ...

Author: Gordon McMullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474271448

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.
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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

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

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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'.
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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.
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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.
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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

Shakespeare and the Environment A Dictionary

Shakespeare and the Environment  A Dictionary

antipodes (a) Literally, the term means 'those whose feet are opposite ours' (anti = against; podes = feet). In Shakespeare, it suggests terrestrial opposites and more often designates those dwelling on the opposite side of the earth ...

Author: Sophie Chiari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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While our physical surroundings fashion our identities, we, in turn, fashion the natural elements in which or with which we live. This complex interaction between the human and the non-human already resonated in Shakespeare's plays and poems. As details of the early modern supra- and infra-celestial landscape feature in his works, this dictionary brings to the fore Shakespeare's responsiveness to and acute perception of his 'environment' and it covers the most significant uses of words related to this concept. In doing so, it also examines the epistemological changes that were taking place at the turn of the 17th century in a society which increasingly tried to master nature and its elements. For this reason, the intersections between the natural and the supernatural receive special emphasis. All in all, this dictionary offers a wide variety of resources that takes stock of the 'green criticism' that recently emerged in Shakespeare studies and provides a clear and complete overview of the idea, imagery and language of environment in the canon.
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Antipodean China

Antipodean China

The term Antipodes for Australia and New Zealand derives from an idea that these places are at the opposite pole from ... A recent study coins the phrase 'antipodal reading', in the context of 'antipodal Shakespeare': the antipodal is ...

Author: Nicholas Jose

Publisher: Giramondo Publishing

ISBN: 9781925818659

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Antipodean China is a collection of essays drawn from a series of encounters between Australian and Chinese writers, which took place in China and Australia over a ten-year period from 2011. The encounters could be defensive, especially given the need to depend on translators, but as the writers spoke about the places important to them, their influences and their work, resemblances emerged, and the different perspectives contributed to a sense of common understanding, about literature and about the role of the writer in society. In some cases the communication is even more direct, as when the Tibetan author A Lai speaks knowingly about Alexis Wright's novel Carpentaria, and the two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mo Yan and J.M. Coetzee, discuss what the Nobel meant for each of them. The collection also includes writing by some of the best Chinese and Australian writers: novelists Brian Castro, Gail Jones, Julia Leigh, Yu Hua, Sheng Keyi and Liu Zhenyun, poets Kate Fagan, Ouyang Yu, Xi Chuan and Zheng Xiaoqiong, and translators Eric Abrahamsen, Li Yao and John Minford. In the current situation of hostility and suspicion between the two countries, this collection presents what may be seen, in retrospect, as an idyllic moment of communication and trust.
Categories: Literary Collections