Integrating queer theory and ecocriticism, this essay reassesses the
historical manuscript contexts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s shortest poem,
commonly known as ‘Adam Scriveyn,’ while also reconsidering the text’s
varied afterlives in contemporary scholarship, including its manifestations
The STC Macbeth’s setting and predominantly
multiethnic cast brought to mind Orson Welles’s landmark 1936 Macbeth which
was set in Haiti and featured an all-black cast. In both cases, the ethnicity
and race of the cast matched that of the characters and cultures in the
This collection of scholarly essays offers a new
understanding of local and global myths that have been constructed around
Shakespeare in theatre, cinema, and television from the nineteenth century to
the present. Drawing on a definition of myth as a powerful ideological
narrative, Local and...
Scholars in critical animal theory and critical race studies, among other fields, have long identified the way that animality underlines the marginalization of individual humans and human groups. Race, disability, and non-normative sexualities—all have been constructed, in part, through...
“Could there be a good religious way of life without supernatural beliefs?” Iris Murdoch poses this question to her readers in her philosophic treatise, The Sovereignty of Good (1970). Can individuals be moral citizens without relying on the idea of God? Murdoch’s theories into the nature of...
To move global Shakespeare studies beyond the more
limiting scope of nation-state and cultural profiling, I would like to propose we consider a number of critical concepts as methodology. These concepts critique the limitations of cartographic imagination, and connect the performance site to...
Shakespeare is a local force to be reckoned with in the global marketplace and in digital and analog archives of collective memory. With the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014 and quatercentenary in 2016, there are several high-profile instances of global Shakespeare being tapped...
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
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