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Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia

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Description

This book reviews the "playing" of Shakespeare in which there is a re-staging and a re-writing -- through adaptation, appropriation, or acculturation -- of the Western Shakespeare into the gestural, symbolic, stylized, or ritualized worlds of Asian theatre languages. It examines this interface in aesthetic, theatrical, cultural and political terms, looking at key issues in intercultural performance, how it re-configures the text, genre and gender and how it can intervene in the shaping of ethnicity, identity and postcoloniality. Contributors examine how differing cultures negotiate such encounters, and the implications of this worldwide re-playing for Shakespeare's theatre. Focusing specifically on the work of major directors in the central and emerging areas of Asia -- Japan, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines -- the chapters show how performing Shakespeare in Asia not only revitalizes indigenous theatre forms, but generates an alternate cultural capital which is exploited in the global market.

Author Biography

Poonam Trivedi is Reader in English at the University of Delhi, India. Ryuta Minami is Professor of English at Aichi University of Education, Japan.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Minami Ryuta Edited by Poonam Trivedi
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
30 black & white halftones
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
356
Dimensions
152x229x23
ISBN-13
9780415992404
Product ID
3679830

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