Eating Shakespeare: Cultural Anthropophagy as Global Methodology (Paperback)

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Eating Shakespeare provides a constructive critical analysis of the issue of Shakespeare and globalization and revisits understandings of interculturalism, otherness, hybridity and cultural (in)authenticity. Featuring scholarly essays as well as interviews and conversation pieces with creatives - including Geraldo Carneiro, Fernando Yamamoto, Diana Henderson, Mark Thornton Burnett, Samir Bhamra, Tajpal Rathore, Samran Rathore and Paul Heritage - it offers a timely and fruitful discourse between global Shakespearean theory and practice.

The volume uniquely establishes and implements a conceptual model inspired by non-European thought, thereby confronting a central concern in the field of Global Shakespeare: the issue of Europe operating as a geographical and cultural 'centre' that still dominates the study of Shakespearean translations and adaptations from a 'periphery' of world-wide localities. With its origins in 20th-century Brazilian modernism, the concept of 'Cultural Anthropophagy' is advanced by the authors as an original methodology within the field currently understood as 'Global Shakespeare'. Through a broad range of examples drawn from theatre, film and education, and from both within Brazil and beyond, the volume offers illuminating perspectives on what Global Shakespeare may mean today.

About the Author

Anne Sophie Refskou, Research and Education Consultant at HamletScenen, Elsinore, Denmark; Marcel Alvaro de Amorim, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, King's College London, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350197671
ISBN-10: 135019767X
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date: February 25th, 2021
Pages: 328
Language: English