Shakespeare in the Global South: Stories of Oceans Crossed in Contemporary Adaptation - Global Shakespeare Inverted (Hardback)Sandra Young (author)
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 16/05/2019
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Contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare's plays have brought into sharp focus the legacies of slavery, racism and colonial dispossession that still haunt the global South. Looking sideways across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans to nontraditional centres of Shakespeare practice, Shakespeare in the Global South explores the solidarities generated by contemporary adaptations and their stories of displacement and survival. The book takes its lead from innovative theatre practice in Mauritius, north India, post-apartheid South Africa and the diasporic urban spaces of the global North, to assess the lessons for cultural theory emerging from the new works. Using the `global South' as a critical frame, Young reflects on the vocabulary scholars have found productive in grappling with the impact of the new iterations of Shakespeare's work, in terms such as `creolization', `indigenization', `localization', `Africanization', and `diaspora'. Shakespeare's presence in the global South invites us to go beyond familiar orthodoxies and to recognize the surprising affinities felt across oceans of difference in time and space that allow Shakespeare's inventiveness to be a part of the enchanting subversions at play in contemporary theatre's global currents.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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