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The Shakespeare's Mine (print) by Ric Knowles

Adapting Shakespeare in Anglophone Canada




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The Shakespeare's Mine (print)

Claiming the right to the language of Shakespeare and the power that it represents in our culture, this collection of Anglophone Canadian adaptations manages to talk back to that authority in some surprising ways. From an adaptation of Hamlet that draws from the plays Viking origins to a rettelling of Othello in modern-day Harlem, the plays published here all serve as examples of different ways in which Canadian playwrights have addressed the strange doubleness and rejecting, citing, and rewriting, declaring Shakespeare as their own.

Includes:
Cruel Tears by Ken Mitchell and Humphrey & the Dumptrucks
Claudius by Ken Gass
Mad Boy Chronicle by Michael O’Brien
Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears
Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen
Death of a Chief by Yvette Nolan and Kennedy C. MacKinnon

Additional Information

Title The Shakespeare's Mine (print)
ISBN 13 9780887547294
Genre Anthology
Contributor(s) Ric Knowles
Agent Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.
Year 2009

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