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Shakespeare Performance in Asia: Video Archive
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0176  Wednesday, 22 April 2009

From:       Peter S. Donaldson <
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Date:       Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 11:07:30 -0400
Subject: 20.0170 Shakespeare Performance in Asia: Video 
Comment:    Fwd: SHK 20.0170 Shakespeare Performance in Asia: Video 
Archive Launched

The link for Shakespeare Performance in Asia (SPIA) should be:

http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia

We will be adding to SPIA in the coming months, and launching the full 
video/full metadata collection A.S.I.A (Asian Shakespeare Intercultural 
Archive) later this year. Details on the SPIA site.

Peter Donaldson
Global Shakespeare Project, MIT

 >The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0170  Tuesday, 21 April 2009
 >
 >From:       Alexander Huang <
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 >Date:       Monday, 13 Apr 2009 15:21:23 -0400
 >Subject:    Shakespeare Performance in Asia: Video Archive Launched
 >
 >We are pleased to announce the launch of an open-access video archive
 >and research project on Shakespeare Performance and Asia.
 >
 >http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/about/
 >
 >The project will eventually include world-wide performances of
 >Shakespeare in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and other locations,
 >providing opportunities for comparative study of interpretations of
 >Shakespeare from around the world side by side. The Asian wing is one of
 >the first phases to be launched.
 >
 >This site offers an extensive collection of videos of Asian Shakespeare
 >performances for scholars, students, and anyone interested in
 >Shakespeare or Asian cultures. Here you will also find interactive maps
 >and timelines, interviews, biographies of directors and actors, for
 >understanding intercultural Shakespeare. The extensive video catalogue
 >is prepared and researched by Alex Huang, and includes films, stage
 >productions, TV series, and cartoons produced on the Indian
 >Subcontinent, in South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Pacific Islands,
 >New Zealand, Europe, and in the U.S. The criterion for inclusion is
 >distinctive Shakespearean and Asian elements or references regardless of
 >geo-cultural origins of the performances.
 >
 >While Shakespeare and Asia have been connected on stage and screen for
 >centuries, Asia-related performances in Asia, the U.S., and Europe are
 >currently experiencing an exciting new wave of creativity. Such
 >encounters have generated extraordinary artistic and intellectual
 >energy, leading to the transformation of traditions that has worked in
 >both directions at once.
 >
 >Showcased here on Shakespeare Performance in Asia (SPiA) are video
 >highlights with English subtitles, photos, and texts from Asia, the U.S.
 >and Europe. This database is intended to promote cross-cultural
 >understanding and serve as a core resource for students, teachers, and
 >researchers.
 >
 >Current features of the archive include:
 >
 >* A catalogue of more than 200 productions compiled by Alex Huang,
 >  which will be continuously updated.
 >* A collection of video clips from major productions.
 >* Interactive maps and timelines.
 >* Interviews and biographies of directors and actors.
 >* Essays on Asian Shakespeare by major scholars.
 >
 >Regular updates will greatly expand the above resources, and introduce
 >new features, including glossaries of key terms and full videos of many
 >productions.
 >
 >As Shakespeare Performance in Asia (SPIA) grows, we will launch an
 >innovative workspace with a suite of advanced research tools that allow
 >users to make virtual clips of performances for replay within the
 >system, to tag videos, to make and store annotations to visual and
 >textual materials, and to compose multimedia essays.
 >
 >Learn more about the background and an international team of
 >collaborators of the project at:
 >
 >http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/about/
 >
 >Feedback welcome!
 >
 >Sincerely,
 >Alexander C.Y. Huang, PhD
 >Research Affiliate, Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 >Assistant Professor
 >Department of Comparative Literature
 >The Pennsylvania State University
 >E-Mail: 
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 >http://www.personal.psu.edu/ach13/

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