Trivedi,  Poonam - Re-Playing Shakespeare In Asia

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Re-Playing Shakespeare In Asia  


By: Trivedi, Poonam (Edited by), Ryuta, Minami (Edited by).  Taylor & Francis Ltd. Published: 31/01/2010. Audience Guide: Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly.
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In this critical volume, some of the leading scholars in the field examine the performance of Shakespeare in Asia. Emerging out of the view that it is in 'play' or performance, and particularly in intercultural/multicultural performance, that the cutting edge of Shakespeare studies is to be found, the essays in this volume pay close attention to the modes of transference of the language of the text into the alternative languages of Asian theatres; to the history and politics of the performance of Shakespeare in key locations in Asia; to the new Asian experimentation with indigenous forms via Shakespeare and the consequent revitalizing and revising of the traditional boundaries of genre and gender; and, to Shakespeare as a cultural capital world wide.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 in this volume encompass a broader and more representative swath of Asian performances and locations in one book than has been attempted till now.

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ISBN10/13: 0415992400/9780415992404
TITLE: Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia
CONTRIBUTORS: Trivedi, Poonam (Edited by),  Ryuta, Minami (Edited by)
IMPRINT: Routledge
PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis Ltd
FORMAT: Hardback
SUBJECT: LiteraturePerforming ArtsShakespear - CriticismTheatre & Drama
PAGES: 376
AUDIENCE GUIDE: Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
ILLUSTRATIONS: 30 black & white halftones

List of Figures Acknowledgments Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia: An Introduction, Poonam Trivedi Part I: Re-playing Interculturality 1. Other Shakespeares in Asias: An Overview, James Brandon 2. Asian Theatres, Mnouchkine and Shakespeare: The Search for a Theatrical Form, Brian Singleton 3. Shakespeare and the Indian Image(nary) : Embod(y)ment in Versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Poonam Trivedi 4. "What, has this thing appear'd again tonight?" : Re-playing Shakespeares on the Japanese Stage, Minami Ryuta Part II: Re-playing Textuality / Theatricality 5. Fooling with Lear: A Performance History of Suzuki Tadashi's King Lear (1984-2006), Ian Curruthers 6. Six People in Search of "To be or not to be !": Hamlet's Soliloquy in Six Chinese Productions and the Metamorphosis of Shakespeare Performance on the Chinese Stage, Ruru Li 7. Is This Shakespeare?: Inoue Hidenori's Adaptations of Shakespeare, Yoshihara Yukari 8. From Proscenium to Paddy Fields: Utpal Dutt's Shakespeare Jatra, Tapati Gupta Part III: Re-playing Ethnicity, Identity and Postcoloniality 9. And Never The Twain Shall Meet? Shakespeare and Philippine Performance Traditions, Judy Celine Ick 10. The Stages 'Occupied by Shakespeare': Intercultural Performances and the Search for 'Koreanness' in Post-colonial Korea, Kim Moran 11. Shakespeare in the Shadows: Cultural Alienation, Politics and Eddin Khoo's Shadow Puppet Adaptation of Macbeth, Nurul Farhana Low Abdullah and C. S. Lim 12. The Peripheral Body of Empire: Shakespearean Adaptations and Taiwan's Geopolitics, Peichen Wu 13. "No World without Verona Walls"? Shakespeare in the Provincial Cultural Marketplace, Alexander Huang Part IV: Re-playing Genre and Gender 14. Dancing to Shakespeare: Crossing Genre and Gender in the Tragedies, Paromita Chakravarti and Swati Ganguly 15. "Living in a Different House": A Gambuh Macbeth in Bali, John Emigh 16. "O Heavy Lightness, O Serious Vanity": Camping Romeo and Juliet in Postcolonial Taiwan, Bi-qi Beatrice Lei List of Contributors Index


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