Shakespeare's Creative Legacies: Artists, Writers, Performers, Readers

Shakespeare's Creative Legacies: Artists, Writers, Performers, Readers


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We celebrate Shakespeare as a creator of plays and poems, characters and ideas, words and worlds. But so too, in the four centuries since his death in 1616, have thinkers, writers, artists and performers recreated him. Readers of this book are invited to explore Shakespeare's afterlife on the stage and on the screen, in poetry, fiction, music and dance, as well as in cultural and intellectual life. A series of concise introductory essays are here combined with personal reflections by prominent contemporary practitioners of the arts. At once a celebration and a critical response, the book explores Shakespeare as a global cultural figure who continues to engage artists, audiences and readers of all kinds.

Includes contributions from: John Ashbery, Shaul Bassi, Simon Russell Beale, Sally Beamish, David Bintley, Michael Bogdanov, Kenneth Branagh, Debra Ann Byrd, John Caird, Antoni Cimolino, Wendy Cope, Gregory Doran, Margaret Drabble, Dominic Dromgoole, Ellen Geer, Michael Holroyd, Gordon Kerry, John Kinsella, Juan Carlos Liberti, Lachlan Mackinnon, David Malouf, Javier Marías, Yukio Ninagawa, Janet Suzman, Salley Vickers, Rowan Williams, Lisa Wolpe, Greg Wyatt.
All proceeds from the sale of this volume will be donated to the International Shakespeare Association, to support the study and appreciation of Shakespeare around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474234498
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Chair of the International Shakespeare Association.
Paul Edmondson is is Head of Research and Knowledge for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK and and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stanley Wells
Poem: Torn from Shakespeare's Jourbanal Roger Pringle

Introduction: Great Creating Shakespeare Paul Edmondson and Peter Holbrook

Part One: Essays
Shakespeare and the Theatre Paul Prescott
Shakespeare and Poetry Sukanta Chaudhuri
Shakespeare and Music Tom Bishop
Shakespeare and Dance David Fuller
Shakespeare and Opera Penny Gay
Shakespeare and the Novel Graham Holderness
Shakespeare and Film and Television Russell Jackson

Part Two: Further Reflections
John Ashbery – Shaul Bassi – Simon Russell Beale – Sally Beamish – David Bintley – Michael Bogdanov – Kenneth Branagh – Debra Ann Byrd – John Caird – Antoni Cimolino – Wendy Cope – Gregory Doran – Margaret Drabble – Dominic Dromgoole – Ellen Geer – Michael Holroyd – Gordon Kerry – John Kinsella – Juan Carlos Liberti – Lachlan Mackinnon – David Malouf – Javier Marías – Yukio Ninagawa – Janet Suzman – Salley Vickers – Rowan Williams – Lisa Wolpe – Greg Wyatt

Shakespeare's Legacy of Storytelling Indira Ghose

Poem: William Shakespeare: 1616-2016 Paul Edmondson


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