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Re: Shakespeare and Africa
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0325.  Thursday, 20 April 1995.
 
(1)     From:   Daniel Vitkus <DVITKUS@EGAUCACS>
        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 21:05 +0200
        Subj:   RE: SHK 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
 
(2)     From:   William Russell Mayes <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 21:33:37 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare and Africa
 
(3)     From:   John Drakakis <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Apr 95 23:28:00 BST
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(4)     From:   Naomi Liebler <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Apr 95 00:06:00 EST
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(5)     From:   Robert Knapp <
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        Date:   Thursday, 20 Apr 95 15:38:36 PDT
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From:           Daniel Vitkus <DVITKUS@EGAUCACS>
Date:           Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 21:05 +0200
Subject: 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
 
On Shakespeare and Africa, consult Eldred Jones' Othello's Countrymen: The
African in English Renaissance Drama (OUP 1965).
 
Daniel Vitkus, The American University in Cairo
 
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From:           William Russell Mayes <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Apr 1995 21:33:37 -0400
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare and Africa
 
Marcello Cappuzzo asks about recent work on Shakespeare and Africa.  You might
want to loook at Jeanne Addison Roberts' book, _The Shakespearean Wild:
Geography, Genus and Gender_.  As I recall, it covers the topic you mention at
several points.
 
Good Luck,
W. Russell Mayes, Jr.
University of Virginia
 
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From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Wednesday, 19 Apr 95 23:28:00 BST
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Comment:        SHK 6.0317 Qs:
 
Try Eldred Jones's Othello's Countrymen, though it is a little out of date now.
There's also a collection of essays edited by David Dabydeen, called The Black
Presence in English Literature.  And then there's Martin Orkin's study of
Shakespeare in Africa.
 
Best wishes,
John Drakakis
 
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From:           Naomi Liebler <
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Apr 95 00:06:00 EST
Subject: 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
 
Marcello Cappuzzo inquires about Renaissance views of Africa and African
cultures. Have a look at Martin Bernal's provocative and controversial *Black
Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization,* 2 vols. New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ, Press, 1987, esp. vol. 1, "The Fabrication of
Ancient Greece." You should also have a look at the eloquent and persuasive
challenge to Bernal by Edith Hall, "When is a Myth Not a Myth? Bernal's Ancient
Model," in *Arethusa* 25 (1992): 181-201. Neither scholar is particularly
concerned with Elizabethan views; however, their oppositional tracing of such
views as the Elizabethans doubtless inherited offers a rich field of material
for your inquiry. See in particular Bernal, I:23-24.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Naomi Liebler
Montclair State University
 
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Date:           Thursday, 20 Apr 95 15:38:36 PDT
Subject: 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
Comment:        Re: SHK 6.0317  Qs: Shakespeare and Africa
 
Though not exclusively about Africa, John Gillies' _Shakespeare and the
Geography of Difference_ is recent, elegant, and illuminating.
 

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