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Shakespeare and East Asia

Alexa Alice Joubin

January 2021

ISBN: 9780198703570

272 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Price: £16.99

This volume explores post-1950s East Asian interpretations of Shakespeare and it analyses cinematic and dramatic works from Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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This volume explores post-1950s East Asian interpretations of Shakespeare and it analyses cinematic and dramatic works from Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

  • The first volume on Shakespeare on stage and on screen in East Asia in comparative contexts
  • Presents knowledge of hitherto unknown films and stage adaptations
  • Studies works from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and the UK
  • The glossary and chronology provide orientation regarding specialized vocabulary and timeline

About the Author(s)

Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs, George Washington University

Alexa Alice Joubin is Professor of English, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs at George Washington University where she serves as founding Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute. She holds the John M. Kirk, Jr. Chair in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English. At MIT, she is the founding co-director of Global Shakespeares, an open-access performance video archive.

Table of Contents

    Prologue: The Cultural Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today
    1:'To unpath'd waters, undream'd shores': Sound and Spectacle
    2:'Our toil shall strive to mend': Politics of Remediation
    3:An 'isle full of noises': Polyphonic Reception
    4:'Divided in three our kingdom': Multilingualism and Diaspora
    Epilogue

Reviews

"a nuanced view of what it means to think about Shakespeare and East Asia" - Amanda Kennell, Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University.

"In sum, this book is a major contribution to the understanding of the history and value of Shakespeare and East Asian theatre and film industry, and I recommend it to anyone interested in theatre and cinema studies." - Huimin Wang