Shakespeare in the North: Place, Politics and Performance in England and Scotland

Adam Hansen* (Editor)

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Abstract

Presents fresh perspectives on Shakespeare’s representations of and in the ‘North’, past and present
Presents a wide range of emerging and established scholars working across the North of England, and across the English-Scottish border
Looks backwards and forwards, offering a survey of historical change, with chapters on Shakespeare and Northernness in the early modern period, as well as on later appropriations of his work in the ‘North’
Attunes to Shakespeare’s role in live political and theoretical debates about national sovereignty and identities, and regional communities and cultures
Situates Shakespeare’s works alongside less canonical texts and diverse media
Offers detailed case studies of new material, with primary sources drawn from rich but rarely-used local, municipal and performance archives
Provides an opportunity to critically reflect on links and differences between past and present, England and Scotland, the local and the global
This exciting collection of original essays critically assesses the significance of locality in Shakespearean plays. Considering how Shakespeare and his contemporaries understood the ‘North’, it brings together diverse voices to define what the ‘North’ meant and means in relation to Shakespeare. The book also situates Shakespeare’s works alongside less canonical texts and media, as well as detailed case studies of new material from rich but rarely-used local, municipal and performance archives. It provides an opportunity to critically reflect on links and differences between the past and present, England and Scotland, the local and the global.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages336
ISBN (Electronic)9781474435956, 9781474435949
ISBN (Print)9781474435925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2021

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