The introduction to this collection of multimedia essays
on Maqbool and The Banquet argues that close examination of the films through
a truly global array of appropriative strategies and cultural contexts can
help combat the tendency to report on rather than analyze non-Western works
Shakespearean tragedies have played an important part in
modern and contemporary East Asian engagements with Western cultures.
Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Singaporean translations, rewritings, films,
and theatre productions have three important shared characteristics, namely