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Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance

Abstract

How to theorise and review avant-garde Shakespeare? Which theoretical paradigms should be applied when Shakespearean productions are multicultural and yet come from a specific locale? These and other many questions interrogating the language of performance in global avant-garde Shakespeare productions are put forward to Grzegorz Bral, the director of the Song of the Goat ensemble in the context of their evolving performance of Macbeth (2006/2008) and their Songs of Lear (2012).

Keywords

avant-garde theatre, intercultural theatre, Jerzy Grotowski, Gardzienice, globalisation, the global versus the local, post-colonialism, Western culture, montage, post-dramatic theatre, utopian primitivism, intertextuality, text, adaptation

References

Trueman, Matt. “Review of Macbeth”. Web. 20 March 2014. http://matttrueman.co.uk/2010/11/review-macbeth-barbican-pit.html.

Billington, Michael. “Review of Macbeth.” Web. 20 March 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/nov/04/macbeth-review.

Linnemann, Emily. “Shakespeare as Cultural Intercultural Catalyst.” Shakespeare Survey 62 (2011): 13-24.

First Page

45

Last Page

63

Language

eng

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