Ayhan Hulagu – Dream Of Hamlet

By | October 03, 2022

“I enjoy looking at the world through Shakespeare’s eyes.”

Who is Ayhan Hulagu in his own words? Can you introduce yourself to us?

I am a professional actor and writer. After finishing Sahika Tekand Studio Players, I started my professional acting career. I have acted in various theaters and written for magazines and dailies. In 2017, I established the US Karagoz Theater Company in the U.S. with the status of an extraordinary ability artist. This followed with plays and festivals. I have performed in more than twenty-five states in the U.S. and organized tours to various countries across Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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New Books Network Interview: Shakespeare and East Asia

By | February 23, 2022

Shakespeare’s plays enjoy a great deal of popularity across the world, yet most of us study Shakespeare’s local productions. Alexa Alice Joubin‘s Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford 2021) addresses this gap through a wide-ranging analysis of stage and film adaptations related to Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The New Books Network interview about the book by MIT Global Shakespeares co-founder Alexa Alice Joubin is now live. The interview was hosted by Amanda Kennell (North Carolina State University). Read More

Interview with Alexa Alice Joubin

By | November 30, 2021

How might we de-colonize hegemonic knowledge production about East Asia and its relationship with the West? A recent interview with Alexa Alice Joubin draws on new perspectives on cultural exchange in her book, Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2021), which promotes treatment of Asian performing arts as original epistemologies rather than footnotes to the white, Western canon, and theory. Read More