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Canadian Shakespeare (print) by Susan Knutson and Ric Knowles

Volume 18 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English


"Shakespeare adaptation and adaptation theory is an active and influential area of Canadian Shakespeare studies... Canadian adaptations of the Bard may typically be affectionate; by and large (and is this not obvious?) we seem to really like Shakespeare. As a Canadianist who wandered into Shakespeare Studies via Canlit, I am grateful for what Canadian writers and dramaturges have been doing with Shakespeare... I am equally grateful for those things that Shakespeare has been doing for us. —from the introduction by Susan Knutson




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Includes the following essays:

Notes on Playing Shakespeare by Ann Wilson and Steven Bush (1988)
The Aboriginal Presence in Canadian Theatre and the Evolution of Being Canadian by Helen Peters (1993)
from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 1985–1990: “The Stratford of the West” (NOT) by Moira Day (1996)
from Affirmative Shakespeare at Canada’s Stratford Festival by Margaret Groome (1999)
Teaching, Performing and Responding to Shakespeare in Multicultural (Postcolonial) Canada and Quebec by Denis Salter (1999)
from Liberal Shakespeare and Illiberal Critiques: Necessary Angel’s King Lear by Michael McKinnie (2002)
The Spectre of Straight Shakespeare: New Ways of Looking at Old Texts in Goodnight Desdemona and Mad Boy Chronicle by Ellen MacKay (2002)
“Redescribing a World”: Towards a Theory of Shakespearean Adaptation in Canada by Linda Burnett (2002)
Continuity and Contradiction: University Actors Meet the Universal Bard by Anthony Dawson (2002)
from Duets, Duologues,and Black Diasporic Theatre: Djanet Sears, William Shakespeare, and Others by Peter Dickinson (2002)
from Kate Lynch’s All-Woman Dream by Tanner Mirrlees (2002)
Encoding/Decoding Shakespeare: Richard IIIat the 2002 Stratford Festival by Ric Knowles (2005)
Desdemona, Juliet and Constance Meet the Third Wave by Shelley Scott (2006)
The Death of a Chief: An Interview with Yvette Nolan by Sorouja Moll (2006)
from Giving Shakespeare Meaning, Canadian Style by Daniel Fischlin (2007)
from “I Cannot Heave My Heart into My Mouth” by Judith Clare Thompson (2007)
from Wild Adaptation by Mark Fortier (2007)
“Hamlet’s a Pixie-Boy!”: The Carnivalesque Dramaturgy of Michael O’Brien’s Mad Boy Chronicle
by James McKinnon (2010)
Goodfellows: Hockey, Shakespeare and Indigenous Spirits in Tomson Highway’s Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
by Wes Folkerth (2010)

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Canadian Literature: Dreaming in Iambic Pentameter by Vin Nardizzi

Additional Information

Title Canadian Shakespeare (print)
ISBN 13 9780887548932
Genre Academic, Essays
Contributor(s) Susan Knutson
Ric Knowles
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
Year 2010

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