The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0604 Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Date: Monday, 14 Dec 2009 14:04:24 -0500
Subject: Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace
Just in time for holiday reading!
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace, edited by Alexander C.Y.
Huang and Charles S. Ross, has been published by Purdue University
Press, 2009. 297 pages.
Paperback, $39.95 with FREE shipping through Amazon.com
Contributors include: David Bevington, Peter Holland, Richard Burt,
Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and others.
Also available on Amazon.co.uk; Amazon.de; Amazon.fr (free shipping)
Recent decades have witnessed diverse incarnations and bold sequences of
Shakespeare on screen and stage. Hollywood films and a century of Asian
readings of plays such as Hamlet and Macbeth are now conjoining in
cyberspace, making a world of difference to how we experience
Shakespeare. The result is a new creativity that finds expression in
different cultural and virtual locations, including recent films and
MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games).
Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace examines how ideas of Asia
operate in Shakespeare performances and how Asian and Anglo-European
forms of cultural production combine to transcend the mode of inquiry
that focuses on fidelity. The Introduction and 22 papers in the volume
examine how Shakespeare became a signifier against which Asian and
Western cultures defined -- and continue to define -- themselves.
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