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Author Kostihov̐Μưa, Marcela, 1974-
Title Shakespeare in transition [electronic resource] : political appropriations in the postcommunist Czech Republic / Marcela Kostihov̐Μưa
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 210 p.) : ill
Series Performance interventions
Performance interventions
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The End of History' in Central and Eastern Europe -- Shakespeares of the Postcommunist World -- Translation Wars: Redefining Shakespeare in Post-Socialist Czech Republic -- Katharine 'Humanized': Abusing the 'Shrew' on Prague Stages -- Politics of Desire: Homoeroticism in Post-Communist Czech Shakespeare -- Epilogue: Into the European Union
In her compelling cross-disciplinary series of case studies, Kostiho̐Μưv bucks the popular and scholarly consensus that declared postcommunist Shakespeare to be apolitical. Shakespeare in Transition investigates the political dimensions of Czech Shakespeare appropriation and production in the wake of the fall of Communism in 1989. Whether in focusing on recent arguments about Shakespeare translation (zooming in on an explosive public debate where inaccurate Shakespeare translation was equated with 'treason against Czech national culture') or comparative consideration of clusters of themed performances, Kostihov persuasively demonstrates that Shakespeare takes a leading role in refracting contemporary hot-button political issues -such as new legislation on gender, sexuality, and domestic abuse -that aim to redefine the normative boundaries of postcommunist citizenship
"This book investigates the political dimensions of Czech Shakespeare appropriation and production in the wake of the fall of communism, uncovering an anxious struggle between dimensions of Czech nationhood that comes to a head in a competition for a 'true' Shakespeare, and addressing key issues such as gender, globalization and national culture"-- Provided by publisher
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Kostihov̐Μưa, Marcela, 1974- Shakespeare in transition. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230203242 (DLC) 2010027527 (OCoLC)645672814
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- Czech Republic
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Translations into Czech -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century
1564-1616
20th century
Appreciation
Czech Republic
History
History and criticism
Politics and literature
Shakespeare, William
Translations into Czech
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Shakespeare. bisacsh
DRAMA -- Shakespeare. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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