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Iously across four continents and 400 years Worlds Elsewhere is an eye opening account of how Shakespeare went global Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel foreignness and distant worlds Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty first century Shanghai where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese authorEn route we visit Nazi Germany where Shakespeare b. The range and scope of this rather hefty tome has a certain wow factor for anyone interested in its subject the

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A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world and how the world became fascinated with Shakespeare the first book of its kindThere are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill the world's largest collection Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays than in any other nation If current trends continue there will soon be high school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early modern English Why did this happen and how Ranging ambit. I really wanted to like this Honestly It was just way too rambling for my liking There was almost no chapters M

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Ecame an unlikely favorite and delve into the history of Bollywood where Shakespearean stories helped give birth to Indian cinema In Johannesburg we discover how Shakespeare was enlisted into the fight to end apartheid In California we encounter him as the most popular playwright of the American frontierBoth a cultural history and a literary travelogue the first of its kind Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey. This book offers a look at how Shakespeare s plays are performed and interpreted all over the world I enjoyed t


10 thoughts on “Worlds Elsewhere

  1. says:

    I really wanted to like this Honestly It was just way too rambling for my liking There was almost no chapters Maybe 5? In a book this length? It's like 500 pages long He just picked a section of the world and sort of rambled on and o

  2. says:

    Note I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First ReadsThis book investigates the ways in which Shakespeare's works have been received embraced and reinterpreted around the globe The author recounts his travels to places like Germany India and South Africa; a Shakespeare library in Washington DC; a

  3. says:

    Worlds Elsewhere Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globeby Andrew Dickson Andrew's self guide to world of Shakespeare’s well 5 counties at least what follows is my uick single sentence on each place visitedGermany specialists in ke

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    The range and scope of this rather hefty tome has a certain wow factor for anyone interested in its subject the extent to which Shakespeare’s works have been able to be fruitfully transferred and meaningfully adapted to other places and cultures on the globe Such an esoteric subject will not necessarily appeal to all — but that is neither here nor thereThere is no doubt that the appeal of Shakespeare is increasingly widespread globall

  5. says:

    This is an interesting and enjoyable book I had the honor to be a guest lecturer on Elizabethan drama to the graduate English class at Kangwon National University in South Korea in 1983 I became very aware of different interpretations of Shakespeare from different cultural language and ethnic backgrounds Andrew Dickson

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    I started reading it in spring 2017 and finished it in July also in 2017 To tell the truth receiving this book was an unexpected surprise and I will explain why Last February I attended Andrew Dickson’s lecture that was held at our

  7. says:

    I'm very glad I picked up this book and glad to have the extensive bibliography at the back of the book to continue explori

  8. says:

    Downloaded this audio book from the library on a whim I might have hesitated had I known how long it is Many sections were enjoyable and I learned some fascinating new tidbits about how Shakespeare has been recei

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    This book offers a look at how Shakespeare's plays are performed and interpreted all over the world I enjoyed the glimpses into life in faraway places such as India China and South Africa I also enjoyed all the new ways of looking at such familiar works The author did a lot of research and travel which is great but it also meant that the book was rather long and felt somewhat tedious to read at some pointsI received this book as a Goodre

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    Okay Goodreads This is the SECOND book in the last few weeks on which I wrote and saved that you have eatenSorry to anyone who wants a detailed review there are not enough days left in my life to re write this suffice to say that it's