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Weyward Macbeth : intersections of race and performance

Author: Scott L Newstok; Ayanna Thompson
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Signs of race.
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Weyward Macbeth, a volume of entirely new essays, provides innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the various ways Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' has been adapted and appropriated within the context  Read more...


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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott L Newstok; Ayanna Thompson
ISBN: 023061633X 0230616429 9780230616332 9780230616424
OCLC Number: 1008174018
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations, facsimile, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I: BEGINNINGS What is a 'Weyward' Macbeth?;Ayanna Thompson Weird Brothers: What Thomas Middleton's The Witch Can Tell Us about Race, Sex, and Gender in Macbeth; Celia R. Daileader PART II: EARLY AMERICAN INTERSECTIONS 'Blood will have blood': Violence, Slavery, and Macbeth in the Antebellum American Imagination; Heather S. Nathans The Exorcism of Macbeth: Frederick Douglass's Appropriation of Shakespeare; John C. Briggs Ira Aldridge as Macbeth; Bernth Lindfors Minstrel Show Macbeth; Joyce Green MacDonald Reading Macbeth in Texts by and about African Americans, 1903 1944: Race and the Problematics of Allusive Identification; Nick Moschovakis PART III: FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT(S) Before Welles: A 1935 Boston Production; Lisa N. Simmons Black Cast Conjures White Genius: Unraveling the Mystique of Orson Welles's 'Voodoo' Macbeth; Marguerite Rippy After Welles: Re-do Voodoo Macbeths; Scott L. Newstok The Vo-Du Macbeth!: Travels and Travails of a Choreo-Drama Inspired by the FTP Production; Lenwood Sloan PART IV: FURTHER STAGES A Black Actor's Guide to the Scottish Play, Or, Why Macbeth Matters; Harry J. Lennix Asian American Theatre Re-imagined: Shogun Macbeth in New York; Alexander C. Y. Huang The Tlingit Play: Macbeth and Native Americanism; Anita Maynard-Losh A Post-Apocalyptic Macbeth: Teatro LA TEA's Macbeth 2029; Jose A. Esquea Multi-cultural, Multi-lingual Macbeth; William C. Carroll PART V: MUSIC Reflections on Verdi, Macbeth, and Non-Traditional Casting in Opera; Wallace McClain Cheatham Ellington's Dark Lady; Douglas Lanier Hip-Hop Macbeths, 'Digitized Blackness,' and the Millennial Minstrel: Illegal Culture Sharing in the Virtual Classroom; Todd Landon Barnes PART VI: SCREEN Riddling Whiteness, Riddling Certainty: Roman Polanski's Macbeth; Francesca Royster Semper Die: Marines Incarnadine in Nina Menkes's The Bloody Child: An Interior of Violence; Courtney Lehmann Shades of Shakespeare: Colorblind Casting and Interracial Couples in Macbeth in Manhattan, Grey's Anatomy, and Prison Macbeth; Amy Scott-Douglass PART VII: SHAKESPEAREAN (A)VERSIONS Three Weyward Sisters: African-American Female Poets Conjure with Macbeth; Charita Gainey-O'Toole and Elizabeth Alexander 'Black up again': Combating Macbeth in Contemporary African-American Plays; Philip C. Kolin Black Characters in Search of an Author: Black Plays on Black Performers of Shakespeare; Peter Erickson Epilogue: ObaMacbeth: National Transition as National Traumission; Richard Burt Appendix: Selected Productions of Macbeth Featuring Non-Traditional Casting; Brent Butgereit and Scott L. Newstok
Series Title: Signs of race.
Responsibility: edited by Scott L. Newstok and Ayanna Thompson.


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"Timely . . . as with the best works of historical scholarship, Newstok and Thompson's collection merges detailed historiography with immediate relevancy, making this a valuable book indeed." - Dan Read more...

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