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Shakespeare and Canada: Remembrance of Ourselves Paperback – 8 March 2017


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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0776624415
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0776624419

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The best of these essays provide interesting overviews of how Shakespeare is performed in this country, particularly at Stratford. C. E. McGee’s opening chapter on Stratford’s nine productions of The Merchant of Venice is particularly rewarding for its investigation of how Merchant’s characters have been made to evolve. Robert Ormsby offers a detailed analysis of Stratford’s “multinationalist” productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, cleverly tying director Leon Rubin’s imaginative concepts to Stratford’s role in creating cross-border tourism. Among the other thoughtful contributions are intriguing explorations by Kailin Wright and Don Moore of the CBC’s Slings & Arrows, the TV series inspired by the Stratford Festival; a tough, uncompromising, but gracefully written overview by Sarah Mackenzie of Stratford’s various attempts at acknowledging Indigenous traditions in Canada; and Annie Brisset’s fascinating take on the history of Shakespeare translations and productions in Quebec -- Graham Nicol Forst Published On: 2018-10-31

About the Author

IRENA R. MAKARYK. Professor of English, cross-appointed to Theatre, at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests focus on Shakespeare’s afterlife, Soviet theatre, modernism, and theatre during periods of great social duress. Her most recent book is April in Paris 1925: Theatre, Politics, Space (forthcoming).

KATHRYN PRINCE. Theatre historian at the University of Ottawa, where she is an Associate Professor and, in 2016, recipient of the Excellence in Education prize. Her current work focuses on the practice of emotions in early modern drama. She has published widely on Shakespeare in performance from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

ANNIE BRISSET. Professor emerita, University of Ottawa, School of Translation and Interpretation, FRSC. Prize-winning author on translation, founding member and past president of IATIS (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies), consultant to UNESCO on translation-related projects.

RICHARD CAVELL. Professor, Department of English, University of British Columbia. Expertise in Canadian cultural studies and cultural memory, Marshall McLuhan, and media theory, and a published playwright.

DANA COLARUSSO. Ontario educator since 1998, with varied roles from high-school English teacher to instructor at Trent and UOIT Faculties of Education. Currently FSL Teacher, Durham Catholic Board of Education. 2010 Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association for Teacher Education for her book Teaching English in the Global Age: Cultural Conversations.

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