10.3 On Shakespeare



Issue editors: William Sherman & Peter Holland

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Emmanuel Levinas once wrote that all of philosophy is a meditation on Shakespeare. Can we ever think, write, or say anything – especially about performance – that is not ‘On Shakespeare’? Discuss. On Shakespeare will explore the ways in which the cultural presence of Shakespeare affects – or, equally importantly, might not affect – the theory and practice of performance. Shakespeare scholars will consider the ways in which we preserve and present Shakespearean performance, considering the practices of editors and the possibilities of the printed page as well as digital media. Contributors will also explore other artists’ relationships to Shakespeare – e.g., in the films and installations of Peter Greenaway, the jazz interpretations of Duke Ellington, or the modernist poetics of Louis Zukofsky. On Shakespeare will offer new approaches to the relationship between Shakespeare and performance, pursuing modes of writing and lines of enquiry that complement, extend, or speak back to mainstream Shakespeare scholarship.


Thinking through Technē
Mick Wallis
pp. 1 – 8
William H. Sherman, Peter Holland
pp. 2 – 3
Digitizing Performance History: Where do we go from here?
Christie Carson
pp. 4 – 17
Seeing, Studying, Performing: Bell’s Edition of Shakespeare and performative reading
Stuart Sillars
pp. 18 – 27
When the forest moves’
Millie Chen
pp. 28 – 34
NecrOphelia: Death, femininity and the making of modern aesthetics
Magda Romanska
pp. 35 – 53
Pitfalls of Cinematic Aspiration: The reception of Peter Sellars’s The Merchant of Venice
Richard Pettengill
pp. 54 – 64
De-basing Shakespeare: Henry X
Dan McCannell
pp. 65 – 73
A Shared Experience: Shakespeare and popular theatre
Stephen Purcell
pp. 74 – 84
Shakespeare Under the Skin
Anston Bosman
pp. 85 – 90
Brief Chronicles’: Remembering Shakespearian performance
Jean Chothia, Michael Cordner, Michael Dobson
pp. 91 – 108
Book Review: Shakespeare and Performance
Sarah Werner
pp. 109 – 113
Whitney, Geoffrey’ to ‘Zukofsky, Louis’: the ending of Louis Zukofsky’s index to Bottom: On Shakespeare
pp. 114 – 114
Notes on Contributors
pp. 115 – 117

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