Over the past decade and a half, the field of Shakespeare Studies has gradually become Europeanised as critics, theatre and cultural historians as well as translation specialists have suggested that Shakespearean practice in England or Britain ought to be seen within the context of Britain's relationship with the Continent, connections from which Shakespeare himself profited but also those which have affected the dissemination of his works abroad since 1600. How does our growing awareness of Shakespeare as a European phenomenon affect the way in which one performs, teaches, edits or writes about the man and his works? How does the European slant enhance the various fields of production or reception in the Anglo-oriented sphere? How do continental practitioners, editors, critics and teachers stand to profit from the inverse Channel Tunnel vision? Should we, perhaps, continue the distinction between British and Continental approaches to Shakespeare? This seminar invites papers that reflect on these issues and which come with challenging examples (historical or contemporary).
This seminar was chaired by Ton Hoenselaars ( Ton.Hoenselaars@let.uu.nl ) and Clara Calvo ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). For more information about specific papers, please contact the participants individually. Contact details are listed at the bottom of each abstract.
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