Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
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Memorialising Shakespeare

Commemoration and Collective Identity, 1916–2016

Editors: King, Edmund, Smialkowska, Monika (Eds.)

  • Broad geographical scope including China, the Soviet Union, the UK and Egypt
  • Features contributions from a range of well-known scholars and early career researchers
  • Uncovers the local contexts in which these acts of remembrance have been embedded
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About this book

This book is the first comprehensive account of global Shakespeare commemoration in the period between 1916 and 2016. Combining historical analysis with insights into current practice, Memorialising Shakespeare covers Shakespeare commemoration in China, Ukraine, Egypt, and France, as well as Great Britain and the United States. Chapter authors discuss a broad range of commemorative activities—from pageants, dance, dramatic performances, and sculpture, to conferences, exhibitions, and more private acts of engagement, such as reading and diary writing. Themes covered include Shakespeare’s role in the formation of cultural memory and national and global identities, as well as Shakespeare’s relationship to decolonisation and race. A significant feature of the book is the inclusion of chapters from organisers of recent Shakespeare commemoration events, reflecting on their own practice. Together, the chapters in Memorialising Shakespeare show what has been at stake when communities, identity groups, and institutions have come together to commemorate Shakespeare.

About the authors

Edmund G. C. King is a Lecturer in English at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. A book historian with a speciality in the history of reading, his published work has appeared in Book History (2013), Shakespeare (2014), the Yearbook of English Studies (2015), and The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio (2016).

Monika Smialkowska is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Northumbria University, UK. Her current research interests lie in post-renaissance adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare. Her published work has appeared in Critical Survey (2010), Shakespeare (2011, 2014), The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Volume Two: The World’s Shakespeare, 1660-Present (2016), and Shakespeare in the North: Place, Politics and Performance in England and Scotland (2021).   


Reviews

This extraordinary collection introduces us to commemorations of Shakespeare in locations and contexts we would never have expected.  It shows how he has been deployed as ambassador, warrior, inspiration and ‘cultural saint’ to boost and create the self-image not only of the British but of other nations too.

—Professor Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Designed to offer ‘an analytic audit of the field’ in the wake of the 2016 Shakespeare quatercentenary commemorations, Memorialising Shakespeare does considerably more than that. It reaches back to ideologically-charged tercentenary ceremonies in British-occupied Egypt in 1916 and to representations of “the Shakespeare-reading soldier” in the Great War before beating a path to more recent commemorative events staged in the Soviet Union in 1964, France in 2014, China in 2016, and myriad other points in between.  Concluding with a stunning Afterword by Ton Honselaars that movingly dips back into the trenches of 1916, the book offers deeply informed state-of-the-art assessments of Shakespeare’s locations in the here and now of the last one hundred years that will undoubtedly serve as a template for future efforts in kind.

—Professor Thomas Cartelli, Muhlenberg College, USA

Memorialising Shakespeare is a first-rate contribution to the growing field of Shakespearean cultural memory. It brings commemoration to the front of Shakespearean studies. The case studies it collects show how memory studies benefit from a transhistorical and transnational approach. This volume combines innovative, exciting studies of Shakespearean commemoration with current theoretical practice, opening new paths for future studies in the field.

—Professor Clara Calvo, University of Murcia, Spain


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eBook 93,08 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-84013-6
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-84012-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memorialising Shakespeare
Book Subtitle
Commemoration and Collective Identity, 1916–2016
Editors
  • Edmund King
  • Monika Smialkowska
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-84013-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-84013-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-84012-9
Series ISSN
2731-3204
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 358
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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