WORLD'S ELSEWHERE: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe


WORLD'S ELSEWHERE: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe

ANDREW DICKSON    Book Number: 84113    Product format: Hardback

A highly original and engaging, witty and irresistible revelatory Shakespearian study, both cultural history and literary travelogue. We begin to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is, and why. Anti-apartheid activist, Bollywood screenwriter, Nazi pin-up, hero of the Wild West - this is Shakespeare as you have never seen him before. Travelling across four continents, six countries and 400 years, the enthusiastic critic Andrew Dickson takes us on a personal journey. We enter the air-conditioned vault deep beneath Capitol Hill where the world's largest collection of First Folios is stored; discover the shadowy history of Joseph Goebbels' obsession with Shakespeare; and uncover the true story behind the scuffed edition in which Nelson Mandela and fellow Robben Island prisoners inscribed their names. From the 16th-century Baltic to the American Revolution, from colonial India to the skyscrapers of modern-day Shanghai, Shakespeare appears at the most fascinating times and in the most unexpected of places. No other writer's work has been performed, translated, adapted and altered into such a remarkable variety of cultures and languages, but what is it about the man from Warwickshire who never once set foot outside England that had made him globally popular? 483pp.
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