Journal Special Issue on Global Shakespeares

By | July 20, 2014

Check out articles on exciting new films and productions in the special issue of Shakespeare (BSA journal, edited by Global Shakespeares’ co-founder Alexa Huang). In the engaging collection of articles you can read about the meanings of epic in Ryutopia Hamlet in Japanese, a Bollywood Lear made in London, Caribbean trickster figures, a Spanish actor-manager in Madrid and Latin America, and Perttu Leppä’s Finnish film Eight Days to the Premiere. Read More

MIT Global Shakespeares and Taiwan Shakespeare Database at SAA

By | April 07, 2014

MIT Global Shakespeares and the Taiwan Shakespeare Database have begun a formal collaboration which the two projects will share videos, coordinate interface and technical design. The Taiwan Shakespeare Database is directed by Beatrice Lei in collaboration with the Research Center for Digital Humanities, NTU. We hope that this alliance will be a model for how digital Shakespeare collections can share materials and enhance their use in research and education throughout the world. Read More

The Taming of the Shrew, Korean Adaptation by Hyon-u Lee comes to MIT

By | September 20, 2013

Hyon-u Lee, Shakespeare scholar, translator, director, performer, and professor at Soon Chun Hyang University, is bringing a troupe to MIT to perform The Taming of the Shrew on October 1, 2013. In this adaptation, Kate is a hip-hop girl, and Petruchio is a Confucianist. This production comments on the harmony between East and West, old and new, patriarchy and feminism. Read More

Global Shakespeares Workshop in Cairo

By | November 02, 2011

“Egyptian Theatre Between Local Contexts and Global Audiences: Shakespeare as a Case Study,” the five-hour workshop will involve about 20 directing and drama criticism students and recent graduates from Cairo-area theatre departments. Read More

Brazilian Press About Global Shakespeares

By | May 24, 2011

There is a great article on Global Shakespeares in Gazeta do Povo, Parana Brazil, printed on April 30, 2011. Gazeta do Povo is one of the largest daily newspapers in Brazil, founded in 1919.

Many thanks to our collaborators, Profs. Liana Leão, Célia Arns de Miranda, and Anna Stegh Camati!

Brazilian professors Liana Leão, Célia Arns de Miranda, and Anna Stegh Camati.

Read the article in the Gazeta do Povo: “A Global and Virtual Shakespeare”