Decolonising Shakespeare in A Pound of Flesh (Caliban and Shylock Speak).

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Abstract

The paper critically Re-imagines Shakespeare in Performance today in relation to notions of the identities of the immigrant, foreigner, citizen, outsider/insider in contemporary culture. Our production of a new play (A Pound of Flesh; Caliban and Shylock Speak) explores this in script, performance and contemporary and ancient African music forms which is played lived. The production will tour and be performed in historical sites of historical meaning eg. a castle used by the SS, Buchenwald Concentration camp, Robben Island, Gore Island, International Slavery Museum (Liverpool) and others. The link between each historical site and the production is critically explored.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017
EventLiterature and Identity in a Globalized World - University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Duration: 4 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceLiterature and Identity in a Globalized World
CountryGermany
CityWürzburg
Period4/07/176/07/17

Keywords

  • Re-imagining Shakespeare Today
  • Immigrant
  • Foreigner
  • Citizen
  • Outsider
  • Insider
  • Stereotype
  • Performance
  • Historical Sites.

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    A Pound of Flesh (Caliban and Shylock Speak)

    Peimer, D. & Norman, M., 23 Mar 2017

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