• "Global mediation: Performing Shakespeare in the age of networked and digital cultures," The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance, ed. Peter Kirwan and Kathryn Prince (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), pp. 132-150

    Author(s):
    Alexa Alice Joubin (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern, GS Drama and Performance, LLC Shakespeare, MS Screen Arts and Culture, The Renaissance Society of America
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Digital media, Globalization, Race, Feminism, Digital humanities, Sex
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    pandemic, Shakespeare, Adaptation, Remediation, Sexuality
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/cgz8-4264
    Abstract:
    Performing Shakespeare in modern times is an act of mediation between characters and actors, creating channels between geocultural spaces and time periods. The multiplicity of the plural term global Shakespeares helps us push back against deceivingly harmonious images of Shakespeare’s ubiquitous presence. Adaptations accrue nuanced meanings as they move through physical and digital spaces, gaining cultural significance by paying homage to or remediating previous interpretations. As a transhistorical and intermedial practice, global Shakespeares have been deployed to revitalize performance genres, resist colonial appendage, exemplify social reparation. This chapter investigates methodologies for transhistorical inquiry into culturally fluid, contemporary adaptations of early modern texts in relation to digital cultures. In juxtaposing the ways in which localities create site-specific meanings, and the ways in which cultural meanings are dispersed and reframed through ever-evolving forms of digital engagement, this chapter outlines the future challenges and opportunities for contemporary global performances.
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    https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-arden-research-handbook-of-shakespeare-and-contemporary-performance-9781350080683/
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