South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare

South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare

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South African Essays on a€˜Universala€™ Shakespeare collects new scholarship and extant (but previously unpublished) material, reflecting the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various a€˜generation gapsa€™. Each essay, in exploring the nuances of Shakespearean production and reception across time and space, is inflected by a South African connection. In some cases, this is simply because of the authora€™s nationality or institutional affiliation; in others, there is a direct engagement with what Shakespeare means, or has meant, in South Africa. By investigating the universality of Shakespeare from both implicitly and explicitly a€˜southerna€™ perspectives, the book presents new possibilities for considering (and reassessing) shifting manifestations of Shakespearea€™s work in major Shakespearean a€˜centresa€™ such as Britain and the United States, as well as across the global North and South.... and not linguistic automata. i move now to two brief examples of how, in literary terms, Shakespeare exceeds what he ... the sonnetsa#39; authenticity of tone and emotion have caused no end of homophobic trouble, 58 and have consistentlyanbsp;...

Title:South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare
Author: Dr Chris Thurman
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-05-28

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