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Worlds elsewhere : journeys around Shakespeare's globe / Andrew Dickson.

Dickson, Andrew, 1979- author. (Author).
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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 822.33 DIC (Text) 36626103759510 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780805097344
  • ISBN: 0805097341
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 484 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high-school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen-and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. En route we visit Nazi Germany, where Shakespeare became an unlikely favorite, and delve into the history of Bollywood, where Shakespearian stories helped give birth to Indian cinema. In Johannesburg, we discover how Shakespeare was enlisted into the fight to end apartheid. In California, we encounter him as the most popular playwright of the American frontier. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey"-- Provided by publisher.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Ewing Kauffman Book Fund.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Appreciation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Influence.

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