Shakespeare in Transition: Political Appropriations in the Postcommunist Czech Republic

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

byMarcela Kostihova

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This book investigates the political dimensions of Czech Shakespeare appropriation and production in the wake of the fall of communism, uncovering an anxious struggle between dimensions of Czech nationhood that comes to a head in a competition for a 'true' Shakespeare, and addressing key issues such as gender, globalization and national culture.

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This book investigates the political dimensions of Czech Shakespeare appropriation and production in the wake of the fall of communism, uncovering an anxious struggle between dimensions of Czech nationhood that comes to a head in a competition for a 'true' Shakespeare, and addressing key issues such as gender, globalization and nationa...

MARCELA KOSTIHOV is Assistant Professor of English at Hamline University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230203248

ISBN - 13:9780230203242

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of illustrations
Introduction: Shakespeares of the post-communist world
Living Czech Shakespeare
Translation Wars: Redefining Shakespeare in Post-Socialist Czech Republic
Katharine Humanized: Abusing the Shrew on Prague Stages
Politics of Desire: Homoeroticism in Post-Communist Czech Shakespeare
Epilogue: Into the European Union
Notes
Works cited