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Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace (Comparative Cultural Studies) Paperback – October 15, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1557535290 ISBN-10: 1557535299

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Product Details

  • Series: Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press (October 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557535299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557535290
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,067,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Alex Huang and Charles Ross have produced a superb and illuminating collection, highly original in its understanding of the cultural flows connecting Hollywood and Asia in the digital age. Asian Shakespeare productions are now among the most compelling in the world and are rapidly changing the paradigms of global culture. Fascinating, erudite, and methodologically diverse, the essays in Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace are an essential guide to immense changes.”

Peter Donaldson, MIT, author of Shakespearean Films / Shakespearean Directors



Alexander C. Y. Huang and Charles S. Ross s unusual collection of essays, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace, might seem at first glance to be rather less than the sum of its apparently disparate parts. But it is about much more than three different institutions, locations, or media in which Shakespeare has been appropriated and culturally translated. Indeed, as Richard Burt notes in his contribution, it gestures toward a more complicated theorization of Shakespeare s transnational circulation than the unidirectional model of cultural exchange or appropriation favored in postcolonial criticism (p. 231). Instead the volume asks us to think about how Asian audio-visual idioms as much as Shakespeare s texts have been translated in both directions (p. 1). The best essays offer comparative analyses that illuminate this bidirectionality: Mei Zhu examines the influence of Hollywood screwball comedy on both Shakespearean film (specifically Franco Zeffirelli s Taming of the Shrew) and Chinese cinema; Ross considers the transnational circulation of the figure of the underwater woman in Chinese film and Hollywood adaptations of Shakespeare; and Lucian Ghita shows how Julie Taymor s film Titus draws both on Asian theater practices from Japanese bunraku to Indonesian topeng (or masked drama) and on video game representations of body parts. The volume breaks new ground by thinking about how, in the age of transnational capital and the worldwide web, Shakespeare and Asia are globally screened a more suggestive term, given the verb s double visual and obstructive sense, than the customary appropriation.

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About the Author

Alexander C.Y. Huang teaches comparative literature at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (2009), and co-editor of Class, Boundary, and Social Discourse in the Renaissance (2007) and Shakespeare Performance in Asia, an open-access digital video archive (http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/).

 

Charles S. Ross teaches comparative literature at Purdue University. He has translated Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato (1989) and Statius’s Thebaid (2004) and is the author of Elizabethan Literature and the Law of Fraudulent Conveyance: Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare (2003) and The Custom of the Castle from Malory to Macbeth (1997).


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We will have a discography of Shakespeare's work, and with this book the interested person is led to film. Yes, it gives some detail with the impact of Shakespeare, but it does not indicate whether phonorecordings were done regarding Shakespeare.
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By Andronikus on February 24, 2014
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This is a really great book that is really informative. I had not considered until now how Shakespeare's reception in Asia and on the net, so that was great. My favorite article was Richard Burt's. It is hilarious the way he exposes the US cultural imperialism inherent in this supposedly bi-cultural production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream that is staged in Viet Nam. I like the way he exposes the embarrassing and ridiculous bullying behavior of Professor Browning who thinks she can lord it over the Vietnamese and patronize them and that she is always right. Only someone ridiculous would say to the Vietnamese director of the movie that "Shakespeare is a better director" than he is. The way she and some of the other Americans of that production behaved almost made me embarrassed to be an American. I would recommend this book to any scholar and student interested in Shakespeare and his reception and adaptation on the net and in Asia.
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