A Global Player? – Transatlantic Shakespeare as an Example for Cultural Circulation Processes

Portmann, Alexandra (2015). A Global Player? – Transatlantic Shakespeare as an Example for Cultural Circulation Processes. In: Straub, Julia (ed.) Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies. Handbooks of English and American Studies: Vol. 3 (pp. 428-447). Berlin: De Gruyter 10.1515/9783110376739-025

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This contribution examines how Shakespeare’s plays enabled various processes of cultural circulation, which could be described as transatlantic. Thus, this chapter does not provide an historical overview on Shakespeare appropriations in North America; it rather focuses on selected phenomena in order to capture the variety of cultural mobilities. Not only does this chapter focus on Shakespeare in performance, literature, on screen and in popular culture, it also reveals Shakespeare as a global player, while understanding ‘transatlantic’ as one aspect of the global. The entanglement of methodological reflection and punctual analysis opens the spectrum to consider processes of circulation beyond the framework of postcolonial investigations and therefore is to be located within reflections on cultural mobility studies.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Theater Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Portmann, Alexandra

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISBN:

978-3-11-037673-9

Series:

Handbooks of English and American Studies

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexandra Portmann

Date Deposited:

16 Aug 2017 15:57

Last Modified:

20 Aug 2017 11:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/9783110376739-025

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98961

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98961

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