By Catherine Silverstone
Shakespeare, Trauma and modern Performance examines how modern performances of Shakespeare’s texts on level and reveal interact with violent occasions and histories. The publication makes an attempt to account for – yet to not rationalize – the continued and pernicious results of varied kinds of violence as they've got emerged in chosen modern performances of Shakespeare’s texts, specifically as that violence pertains to apartheid, colonization, racism, homophobia and struggle. via a sequence of wide-ranging case stories, that are knowledgeable via debates in Shakespeare, trauma and function experiences and built from wide archival learn, the booklet examines how performances and their documentary strains paintings variously to memorialize, keep in mind and witness violent occasions and histories. within the approach, Silverstone considers the moral and political implications of makes an attempt to symbolize trauma in functionality, in particular relating to acting, spectatorship and group formation. starting from the mainstream to the perimeter, key performances mentioned contain Gregory Doran’s Titus Andronicus (1995) for Johannesburg’s marketplace Theatre; Don C. Selwyn’s New Zealand-made movie, The Maori service provider of Venice (2001); Philip Osment’s appropriation of The Tempest during this Island’s Mine for London’s homosexual Sweatshop (1988); and Nicholas Hytner’s Henry V (2003) for the nationwide Theatre in London.
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Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare) by Catherine Silverstone