Shakespeares History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad by Ton HoenselaarsShakespeares History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad by Ton Hoenselaars

Shakespeares History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad

EditorTon HoenselaarsForeword byDennis Kennedy

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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Concentrating on the play texts as well as their productions, translations and adaptations, this study addresses a range of attitudes to Shakespeare's English history plays in Britain and abroad from the early seventeenth century to the present day. It explores the multiple points of intersection between the English history they recount, and the experience of British and other national cultures. By presenting the British and foreign Shakespeare traditions together, the volume promotes a more finely integrated world Shakespeare.
Ton Hoenselaars is Associate Professor in the English Department at Utrecht University. He is the author of Images of Englishmen and Foreigners in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (1992). He is also editor and co-editor of a number of collections including Shakespeare's Italy (1993, revised edition 1997), Reclamations of...
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Title:Shakespeares History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and AbroadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521035481

ISBN - 13:9780521035484

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Foreword: histories and nations Dennis Kennedy; Introduction: Shakespeare's history plays in Britain and abroad Ton Hoenselaars; Part I: Introduction: alienating histories Ton Hoenselaars; 1. Ireland as foreign and familiar in Shakespeare's histories Andrew Murphy; 2. Welshness in Shakespeare's English histories Lisa Hopkins; 3. A French history of Henry V Jean-Michel Déprats; 4. Shakespeare's history plays in Japan Daniel Gallimore; Part II: Introduction: the appropriated past Ton Hoenselaars; 5. Rent-a-past: Italian responses to Shakespeare's histories (1800-1950) Mariangela Tempera; 6. Brecht and the rediscovery of Henry VI James N. Loehlin; 7. Shakespeare's histories in cycles Edward Burns; 8. Shakespeare's history plays in Bulgaria Alexander Shurbanov and Boika Sokolova; Part III: Introduction: stage adaptations of the histories Ton Hoenselaars; 9. Shakespeare's English histories at the Vienna Burgtheater Manfred Draudt; 10. The Spanish premiere of Richard II Keith Gregor; 11. Shakespearean history at the Avignon Festival Dominique Goy-Blanquet; 12. Two Flemings at war with Shakespeare Ton Hoenselaars; Select bibliography; Index.

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"an excellent volume." - Sixteenth Century Journal Brad Greenburg, Northeastern Illinois University