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Reproducing Shakespeare

Reenacting Shakespeare in the Shakespeare Aftermath

The Intermedial Turn and Turn to Embodiment

Authors: Cartelli, Thomas

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  • Analyzes contemporary Shakespearean reenactments
  • Considers the ways in which new media technology affects styles of Shakespearean stage and filmic production
  • Bridges gaps between Shakespeare in performance scholarship, performance studies scholarship, and global Shakespeare
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In the Shakespeare aftermath—where all things Shakespearean are available for reassembly and reenactment—experimental transactions with Shakespeare become consequential events in their own right, informed by technologies of performance and display that defy conventional staging and filmic practices. Reenactment signifies here both an undoing and a redoing, above all a doing differently of what otherwise continues to be enacted as the same. Rooted in the modernist avant-garde, this revisionary approach to models of the past is advanced by theater artists and filmmakers whose number includes Romeo Castellucci, Annie Dorsen, Peter Greenaway, Thomas Ostermeier, Ivo van Hove, and New York’s Wooster Group, among others. Although the intermedial turn taken by such artists heralds a virtual future, this book demonstrates that embodiment—in more diverse forms than ever before—continues to exert expressive force in Shakespearean reproduction’s turning world.

About the authors

Thomas Cartelli is Professor of English & Film Studies at Muhlenberg College, USA. He is author of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience (1991), Repositioning Shakespeare (1999), and co-author (with Katherine Rowe) of New Wave Shakespeare on Screen (2007). He has also edited The Norton Critical Richard III (2009). 

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Reenacting Shakespeare is an extraordinary, eye-opening study. Cartelli’s book is a brilliantly revelatory guide to ‘experimental’ Shakespeare performances we have seen as well as to those we had not even heard of. Through description to analysis to resonances and beyond, he remakes the theory we need to interpret these cultural constructions of our many revolutionary Shakespeares.” (Peter Holland, McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Notre Dame University, USA; Chair of the International Shakespeare Association) 

“Cartelli’s deeply informed and wide-ranging exploration of recent experimental Shakespeare is the finest book I know on the subject. The fruits of decades of engaged theatergoing, Reenacting Shakespeare in the Shakespeare Aftermath is rich in insight, and will prove no less valuable to contemporary critics and theater practitioners than it will to future generations hoping to grasp what this avant-garde Shakespeare meant to ours.” (James Shapiro, Columbia University, USA, and author of The Year of Lear (2015)

   

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Reenacting Shakespeare in the Shakespeare Aftermath

    Cartelli, Thomas

    Pages 3-46

  • The Intermedial Turn and Turn to Embodiment

    Cartelli, Thomas

    Pages 47-81

  • Ghosts of History: Edward Bond’s Lear & Bingo and Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine

    Cartelli, Thomas

    Pages 85-118

  • States of Exception: Remembering Shakespeare Differently in Anatomie Titus, Forget Hamlet & Haider

    Cartelli, Thomas

    Pages 119-151

  • Peter Greenaway’s Montage of Attractions: Prospero’s Books and the Paratextual Imagination

    Cartelli, Thomas

    Pages 153-182

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40482-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40481-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reenacting Shakespeare in the Shakespeare Aftermath
Book Subtitle
The Intermedial Turn and Turn to Embodiment
Authors
Series Title
Reproducing Shakespeare
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40482-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40482-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40481-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 343
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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