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The Resource Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe, Andrew Dickson

Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe, Andrew Dickson

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Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe
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Worlds elsewhere
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journeys around Shakespeare's globe
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Andrew Dickson
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Worlds elsewhere
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journeys around Shakespeares globe
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eng
Summary
"There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high-school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen-and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. En route we visit Nazi Germany, where Shakespeare became an unlikely favorite, and delve into the history of Bollywood, where Shakespearian stories helped give birth to Indian cinema. In Johannesburg, we discover how Shakespeare was enlisted into the fight to end apartheid. In California, we encounter him as the most popular playwright of the American frontier. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey"--
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10484014
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1979-
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Dickson, Andrew
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822.3/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Art appreciation
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
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journeys around Shakespeare's globe
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Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe, Andrew Dickson
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Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
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Contents
Hamletomanie. Gdańsk ; Weimar ; Munich ; Berlin -- Buried Richards. Staunton, Virginia ; Washington DC ; San Francisco ; Nevada City, California ; San Diego -- Gurudeva. Mumbai ; Pune ; Kolkata ; New Delhi -- William Shake-the-Sword. Johannesburg ; Kimberley ; Durban ; Cape Town -- Strange tales. Beijing ; Shanghai ; Taipei ; Hong Kong
Control code
1579626
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780805097344
Lccn
2015037009
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780805097344
  • (OCoLC)908628778
Label
Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe, Andrew Dickson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hamletomanie. Gdańsk ; Weimar ; Munich ; Berlin -- Buried Richards. Staunton, Virginia ; Washington DC ; San Francisco ; Nevada City, California ; San Diego -- Gurudeva. Mumbai ; Pune ; Kolkata ; New Delhi -- William Shake-the-Sword. Johannesburg ; Kimberley ; Durban ; Cape Town -- Strange tales. Beijing ; Shanghai ; Taipei ; Hong Kong
Control code
1579626
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780805097344
Lccn
2015037009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805097344
  • (OCoLC)908628778

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