n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - To appropriate or not to appropriate

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



Extracted from text ... To Appropriate or Not to Appropriate P.J.H. TITLESTAD Ben Jonson wrote that "He was not of an age but for all time." Is the "Swan of Avon" culture bound or is he universal or is he legitimate prey of other cultures, and regions? It is a fair bet that when Shakespeare reached the British colonies it was as revered appendage to English culture, the chief adornment of English literature. Today, Shakespeare has to survive in an Englishspeaking world that is not English and perhaps in a wider world that does not know English. Is he universal? What problems of reception ..

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