The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.006  Monday, 6 January 2014


From:        Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 6, 2014 at 7:00:43 AM EST

Subject:    "No other but woman’s reason": Women on Shakespeare


[Editor’s Note: If anyone would like to review this book for SBReviews, please contact me with note on your qualifications. The review will need the peer approval of the SBReview Board as will the review itself prior to publication. –Hardy]


“No other but woman’s reason”: Women on Shakespeare. Towards Commemorating the 450th Anniverasry of Shakespeare’s Birth. Eds.  Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney, Izabella Penier, Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013.










1.       Kathryn Prince, “True Originall Copies”: Charlotte Lennox’s Shakespear Illustrated, Originality, Invention, and Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Reception. pp.: 21-31.


2.       Catherine M.S. Alexander, Shakespeare and the Unsexed Females. pp.:33-51


3.       Anna Cetera, Woman, Thy Name is Embarrassment! The Princess and the Playwright. pp.: 53-64


4.       Nita N. Kumar, Shakespeare is a Black Woman: African American Women Writers and Shakespeare. pp.: 65-74.





5.       Giovanna Buonanno, Shakespeare and the Nineteenth-century Italian International Actress: Adelaide Ristori as Lady Macbeth. pp.: 77-86.


6.       Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney, “Born Outside the Magic Pale of the Anglo-Saxon Race”: Political and Personal Dimension of Helena Modjeska’s Contribution to Shakespeare Studies. pp.:87-94.


7.       Yoshiko Kawachi, Madam Sadayakko: The First Shakespeare Actress in Japan. pp.: 95-105.


8.       Rose Gaby, Taking Shakespeare to the Edge of the World: Leading Ladies on Tour in Colonial Australia. pp.: 107-117.


9.       Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay, “Women of Ill-fame” and Shakespeare Performance in Colonial Bengal. pp.:119-130.


10.    Lawrence Wright, “Most Fearful Hard Work”: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Marda Vanne and the “Good Companions” in South Africa. pp.:131-149.





11.    Donna Woodford-Gormley, The Woman behind The Mask: Cuban Women and Shakespeare. pp.:149-157.


12.    Anna Kamaralli, Revisionism or Fresh Vision? Silence, Speech and the Female Director. pp.:159-171.


13.    Xenia Georgopoulou, Shakespeare’s Magic Mirror: The Work of Raia Mouzenidou. pp.: 173-180.


14.    Julie Sutherland, “Never Conquered nor Possessed”: Female Theatre Professionals Present Post-colonial/ Québécois Canadian Shakespeare. pp.: 181-192.


15.    Margarida G. Rauen, On Shakespeare by Brazilian Women. pp.: 193-200


Works Cited

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