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Thompson, Ayanna, 1972-
Passing strange : Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America / Ayanna Thompson
Alternate Title Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR3091 .T53 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film adaptations
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- United States
Subject(s) Race in literature
Theater -- Casting
Physical Description x, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-215) and index
Contents Introduction : the passing strangeness of Shakespeare in America -- Universalism : -- Films that brush with the Bard, suture and bringing down the house -- Essentialism : meditations inspired by Farrukh Dondy's novel Black swan -- multiculturalism : the classics, casting, and confusion -- Original(ity) : Othello and blackface -- Reform : redefining authenticity in Shakespeare reform programs -- Archives : classroom-inspired performance videos on Youtube -- Conclusion : passing race and passing Shakespeare in Peter Sellars's Othello

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