n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - World-Wide Shakespeares : Local Appropriations in Film and Performance, Sonia Massai (Ed.) : book review




The underlying principal behind concerns inclusivity encompassing local appropriations of Shakespeare and their reception locally, internationally and globally. In the Introduction, editor and contributor Sonia Massai states that the impetus behind the collection comes from the post-Marxist theories of Pierre Bordieu, which are used to define Shakespeare's oeuvre, its stage interpretation and all subsequent scholarly criticism on both as part of an abstract, nebulous image which is defined as 'the field'. This conception of the field serves to emphasise the diverse and dialectical nature of relationships and power-struggles within Shakespearean studies, and to show how new-comers to the field have the potential to change these relationships.


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