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Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace (review)

Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace (review) SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD, ASIA, AND CYBERSPACE. Edited by Alexander C.Y. Huang and Charles S. Ross. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009. 297 pp. Paper, $41.15. As scholarly interest in "foreign Shakespeare" has exploded since Dennis Kennedy's pioneering book nearly twenty years ago, it has become commonplace to consider non-English and postcolonial Shakespeares as appropriations that either unsettle or reaffirm Western hegemony based on the degree to which they disrupt conventional meanings of the text. In light of the rise of globalized media and Asian economic power, however, this volume moves us past such a binary paradigm to interrogate the multivalent exchanges that "Shakespeare" enables, tracing cross-currents among multiple Asian and Western countries in theatrical performance, digital/film media, and scholarship. The key questions, then, are not what Shakespeare "means" in new contexts, nor how other cultures' performances illuminate or challenge his texts. Instead, as Alexander Huang and Charles Ross propose in their introduction, we are to inquire how these encounters define and transform their participants: "On what terms do transnational Shakespeares animate and redirect the traffic between different geo-cultural or virtual realities?" (pp. 1­2) Rather than asserting a generalized answer, however, this collection provides an array of case http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 28 (1) – May 28, 2011

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SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD, ASIA, AND CYBERSPACE. Edited by Alexander C.Y. Huang and Charles S. Ross. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009. 297 pp. Paper, $41.15. As scholarly interest in "foreign Shakespeare" has exploded since Dennis Kennedy's pioneering book nearly twenty years ago, it has become commonplace to consider non-English and postcolonial Shakespeares as appropriations that either unsettle or reaffirm Western hegemony based on the degree to which they disrupt conventional meanings of the text. In light of the rise of globalized media and Asian economic power, however, this volume moves us past such a binary paradigm to interrogate the multivalent exchanges that "Shakespeare" enables, tracing cross-currents among multiple Asian and Western countries in theatrical performance, digital/film media, and scholarship. The key questions, then, are not what Shakespeare "means" in new contexts, nor how other cultures' performances illuminate or challenge his texts. Instead, as Alexander Huang and Charles Ross propose in their introduction, we are to inquire how these encounters define and transform their participants: "On what terms do transnational Shakespeares animate and redirect the traffic between different geo-cultural or virtual realities?" (pp. 1­2) Rather than asserting a generalized answer, however, this collection provides an array of case

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Published: May 28, 2011

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