Shakespeare's Globe

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Shakespeare Beyond English - A Global Experiment


Edited by Susan Bennett and Christie Carson


Tackling vital issues of politics, identity and experience in performance, this book asks what Shakespere's plays mean when extended beyond the English language. As part of the Cultural Olympiad, from April to June 2012 the Globe to Globe Festival offered the unprecedented opportunity to see all of Shakespeare's plays performed in 38 world languages. This book is the only complete critical record of that event.


* Introduces readers to performance practices from many different cultural perspectives through Shakespeare's plays.

* Provides critical discussions of all 38 productions as well as key contextural materials.

* Contributors include internationally renowned scholars and a selection of the UK's most celebrated Shakespearean actors.

* Features a foreword from Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, and an interview with the Festival Director, Tom Bird.