Dancing Shadows Of Bali

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Taylor & Francis, 1987 - Social Science - 232 pages
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This book reviews the "playing" of Shakespeare in which there is a re-staging and a re-writing -- through adaptation, appropriation, or acculturation -- of the Western Shakespeare into the gestural, symbolic, stylized, or ritualized worlds of Asian theatre languages. It examines this interface in aesthetic, theatrical, cultural and political terms, looking at key issues in intercultural performance, how it re-configures the text, genre and gender and how it can intervene in the shaping of ethnicity, identity and postcoloniality. Contributors examine how differing cultures negotiate such encounters, and the implications of this worldwide re-playing for Shakespeare’s theatre. Focusing specifically on the work of major directors in the central and emerging areas of Asia -- Japan, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines -- the chapters show how performing Shakespeare in Asia not only revitalizes indigenous theatre forms, but generates an alternate cultural capital which is exploited in the global market.

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About the author (1987)

Angela Hobart has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is currently a lecturer at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Anthropology Department, University College, London. She is the author of "Dancing Shadows of Bali "(1987).

Urs Ramseyer studied cultural anthropology, sociology and musicology in Basle and Paris. He is the head of the South-East Asian Department at the Basle Museum of Ethnology. His previous books include "The Art and Culture of Bali "(1977).

Albert Leemann studied at the University of Zurich and the Alliance francaise in Paris. He is Emeritus Professor of Social and Environmental Geography at the University of Zurich.

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