The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0176 Wednesday, 22 April 2009
From: Peter S. Donaldson <
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
The link for Shakespeare Performance in Asia (SPIA) should be:
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.
Global Shakespeare Project, MIT
>The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0170 Tuesday, 21 April 2009
>From: Alexander Huang <
>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.
>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
>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
>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:
>Alexander C.Y. Huang, PhD
>Research Affiliate, Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>Department of Comparative Literature
>The Pennsylvania State University
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