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Foreign Shakespeare
Contemporary Performance

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Dennis Kennedy, John Russell Brown, Dominique Goy-Blanquet, Avraham Oz, Leanore Lieblein, Ron Engle, Lawrence Gunter, Pia Kleber, Spencer Golub, Irena R. Makaryk, Jarka Burian, Marvin Carlson, Wilhelm Hortmann, Andrea Nouryeh, Patrice Pavis
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521617086

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  • Shakespeare has long been considered the pre-eminent poet and dramatist of the English-speaking world. But although he is the most frequently performed playwright in the world, little attention has been paid to theatrical production of his plays outside the English language. This is the first collection to offer a considered account of contemporary Shakespeare performance in non-English-speaking theatres. Most of the essays focus on Europe, some on Asia. They investigate text and translation theory, the significance of the visual, acting, directing and audience culture, intercultural performance, political appropriation and dissent. Dennis Kennedy introduces the topic within the context of postwar performance, and his Afterword challenges Anglocentric standards of Shakespeare interpretation.

    • This is the first English book devoted to non-English language productions of Shakespeare
    • Dennis Kennedy's own book, Looking at Shakespeare, will have been published about 7 months prior to this one
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    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521617086
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Introduction. Shakespeare without his language Dennis Kennedy
    Part I. The Foreignness of Shakespeare:
    1. Foreign Shakespeare and English-speaking audiences John Russell Brown
    2. Titus Resartus: Warner, Stein and Mesguich have a cut at Titus Andronicus Dominique Goy-Blanquet
    3. Transformations of authenticity: The Merchant of Venice in Israel Avraham Oz
    4. Translation and mise en scène: the example of contemporary French Shakespeare Leanore Lieblein
    5. Audience, style and language in the Shakespeare of Peter Zadek Ron Engle
    Part II. Political and National Appropriations:
    6. Brecht and beyond: Shakespeare on the East German stage Lawrence Guntner
    7. Theatrical continuities in Giorgio Strehler's The Tempest Pia Kleber
    8. Between the curtain and the grave: The Taganka in the Hamlet Gulag Spencer Golub
    9. Woman scorned: Antony and Cleopatra at Moscow's Vakhtangov Theatre Irena R. Makaryk
    10. Hamlet in postwar Czech theatre Jarka Burian
    Part III. Postmodern Shakespeare:
    11. Daniel Mesguich and intertextual Shakespeare Marvin Carlson
    12. Word into image: notes on the scenography of recent German productions Wilhelm Hortmann
    13. Shakespeare and the Japanese stage Andrea J. Nouryeh
    14. Wilson, Brook, Zadek: an intercultural encounter? Patrice Pavis
    Afterword: Shakespearean Orientalism Dennis Kennedy

  • Editor

    Dennis Kennedy, Trinity College, Dublin
    Dennis Kennedy's books include The Spectator and the Spectacle: Audiences in Modernity and Postmodernity, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, Looking at Shakespeare: A Visual History of Twentieth-Century Performance, Foreign Shakespeare, and Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre. Shakespeare in Asia: Contemporary Performance is due late 2009 (edited with Yong Li Lan). He has twice been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities in the USA, twice won the Freedley Award for theatre history, received the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award at the University of Pittsburgh, the Berkeley Fellowship at Trinity College Dublin, and was elected to the Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea. His own plays have been performed in New York, London, and many other places, and he has frequently worked as a dramaturg and director in professional theatres.


    Dennis Kennedy, John Russell Brown, Dominique Goy-Blanquet, Avraham Oz, Leanore Lieblein, Ron Engle, Lawrence Gunter, Pia Kleber, Spencer Golub, Irena R. Makaryk, Jarka Burian, Marvin Carlson, Wilhelm Hortmann, Andrea Nouryeh, Patrice Pavis

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