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Shakespeare's cross-cultural encounters

Author: Geraldo U de Sousa
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writing in an accessible, compelling style, de Sousa argues that when cultures that define themselves as ideological opposites meet, they intermingle in a process of negotiation and identity exchanges. Placing the drama in a historical and cultural context, he examines a variety of topics, including a clash of gender systems; text as a repository of a culture's values, beliefs, prejudices, and practices; erasure of  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldo U de Sousa
ISBN: 0312217218 9780312217211 0333740165 9780333740163 0333949471 9780333949474
OCLC Number: 39538989
Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 'The Uttermost Parts of Their Maps': Frontiers of Gender --
Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou, and the Instability of Gender --
Textual Encodings in The Merchant of Venice --
Textual Intersections: Titus Andronicus and Othello --
Habitat, Race, and Culture in Antony and Cleopatra --
Cultural Re-encounters in The Tempest.
Responsibility: Geraldo U. de Sousa.
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This text focuses on the cross-cultural experience, arguing that Shakespeare reinterprets, refashions, and reinscribes stage aliens such as Jews, Moors, Amazons, and gypsies and thus interrogates a  Read more...

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'vast cross-cultural scope...de Sousa's erudition is notable in every page of this fascinating work...A photographic treat with fourteen plates of rare engravings...Shakespeare's Cross-Cultural Read more...

 
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