Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance by S. Brown

Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance

EditorS. Brown, R. Lublin, L. Mcculloch

Hardcover | May 14, 2013

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The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries continue to inspire fresh interpretations in every genre and medium. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance offers new perspectives on the ways in which writers, critics, directors, artists, and other creative practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address current concerns and reach new audiences.

As well as exploring the fortunes of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in more expected contexts, such as film and theatre, these essays examine the relationship between the plays and new social media, detective fiction, translation, ballet, and illustration. The collection also reconsiders the boundary which separates critical and creative responses to Shakespeare by including explorations of 'creativity' in Shakespeare's biographers, as well as a creative revisioning of Macbeth.

Written by an international team of scholars, this accessible and innovative volume will provide a valuable resource for all readers and researchers interested in the creative reception of Renaissance English drama.

About The Author

Sarah Annes Brown is Professor of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Her publications include The Metamorphosis of Ovid: From Chaucer to Ted Hughes (1999), Devoted Sisters: Representations of the Sister Relationship in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature (2003) and A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion an...
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Title:Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and PerformanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023031385X

ISBN - 13:9780230313859

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on contributors
1. Introduction; Sarah Annes Brown, Robert I. Lublin and Lynsey McCulloch
2. Hamlet: Looking Before and After: Why So Many Prequels and Sequels?; Ann Thompson
3. Educating for Pleasure: The Textual Relations of She's the Man; Reina Green
4. 'Brush up your Shakespeare': Genre-shift from Shakespeare to the Screen; Kinga Földváry
5. Cinematizing Shakespeare; Charles Marowitz
6. Circulating through 'languages and tales': Stephen Greenblatt's Cardenio; Theodora Papadopoulou
7. Peter Ackroyd's Shakespeare the Biography and Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World or Facts and Fiction about William Shakespeare; Urszula Kizelbach
8. The Weird Sisters; Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey
9. 'You kiss like in a movie': A Contemporary Translation/Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet; Pietro Deandrea
10. At the Threshold – Remembrance and Topicality in Recent Productions of The Merchant of Venice in Germany; Zeno Ackermann
11 . Kabuki Shakespeare: The NINAGAWA Twelfth Night; Seiji Furuya
12 . 'Downright unsaxogrammatical'? – Do Postcolonial Adaptations Contest, or Reinforce Shakespeare's Canonical Status?; Jenni Ramone
13 . 'My dream was lengthened after life': Ghosts in Michael Boyd's History Cycle; Kate Wilkinson
14 . 'Four legs and two voices': An Interview with Édouard Lekston; Pascale Drouet
15 . Shakespearean Visual Semiotics and the Silver Screen; Robert I. Lublin
16 . 'Here's that shall make you dance': Movement and Meaning in Bern:Ballett's Julia und Romeo; Lynsey McCulloch
17 . The Duchess of Malfi on Film: Peter Huby's Quietus; Rowland Wymer
18 . The Act of Murder: Renaissance Tragedy and the Detective Novel; Esme Miskimmin
19 . Fishing at the Swan: Swan Theatre Plays and the Shaping of an Interpretive Community; Laura Grace Godwin
Selected Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"This wide-ranging collection brings together the fields of Shakespearean appropriation and global Shakespeares in a way that advances substantially our understanding of how the two have become inextricable from one another." - Christy Desmet, Josiah
Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, University of Georgia, USA