- Edited by Tom Bishop, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Alexander C.Y. Huang, The George Washington University and MIT, USA and Sukanta Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University, India
- Series : The Shakespearean International Yearbook
In the twelfth issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook, a Special Section in eight essays explores India's intense engagement with Shakespeare, the longest of any country outside the Western world. Treating cinema, theater and education in particular, contributors examine how Shakespearean traffic has been routed through many languages and cultural contexts across the subcontinent, from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
Introducing a new Yearbook feature, this volume also presents two review essays; the essay topics are 'New Biography Studies, Queer Turns in Theory, and Shakespearean Utility,' and 'Textual Studies, Performance Criticism, and Digital Humanities'. The special section is further supplemented by two additional essays, on Hamlet and Shylock respectively. Among the contributors are Shakespearean scholars from India, Poland, the UK, and the US.
Contents: Preface; Part I Special Section: Shakespeare in India: Introduction: Shakespeare in India, Sukanta Chaudhuri; Impudent imperialists: burlesque and the bard in 19th-century India, Poonam Trivedi; ‘Every college student knows by heart’: the uses of Shakespeare in colonial Bengal, Rangana Banerji; Shakespeare in Maharashtra, 1892-1927: a note on a trend in Marathi theatre and theatre criticism, Aniket Jaaware and Urmila Bhirdikar; Storyteller, poet, playwright: three Oriya translations of Shakespeare (1908-1959), Jatindra K.Nayak; ‘We the globe can compass soon’: Tim Supple’s Dream, Ananda Lal; Shakespeare in Indian cinema: appropriation, assimilation and engagement, Rajiva Verma; ‘What bloody man is that?’: Macbeth, Maqbool, and Shakespeare in India, Supriya Chaudhuri; Reading intertextualities in Rituporno Ghosh’s The Last Lear: the politics of recanonization, Paromita Chakravarti. Part II: ‘To what base uses we may return’: deconstruction of Hamlet in contemporary drama, Aneta Mancewicz; Rethinking Shylock, Andrew Gurr. Part III: The field in review: new biography studies, queer turns in theory, and Shakespearean utility, Rebecca Chapman; The field in review: textual studies, performance criticism, and digital humanities, Naimh J. O’Leary; Bibliography; Index.
About the Editor: Tom Bishop is based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Alexander C.Y. Huang is Associate Professor of English at The George Washington University and Research Affiliate in Literature at MIT, USA. Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Jadavpur University, India.
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