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Dieses Blog diente der Vorbereitung einer Inszenierung - hier tauschen sich die Beteiligten über ihre Sichtweise des Stücks, die Ideen zur Inszenierung, die Probleme mit dem Text und anderes mehr aus.

Leider ist dies Inszenierung bis auf weiteres verschoben. Daher hier erstmal nichts neues.

Mittwoch, 15. November 2006


Collaborations With the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare Across Time And Media

hab' dieses Buch heute beim Stöbern im Web gefunden (ich suchte nach anderen Shakespeare oder MND blogs - nicht viel Erfolg). Ich hab's bestellt und sollte es in den nächsten Tagen erhalten.

Book Description
"Like the artists studied here, we pick and choose our Shakespeares, and through that labor another story emerges. Frozen in time on the page or screen, some of those collaborations continue to speak, but denuded of their immediate moment and surroundings; we are left to supplement the traces. In recovering that past, the present takes on greater clarity and contrast. But the proof must be in the telling. A writer lifts a pen. Enter the multiple forces—political and economic, psychological, formal and technical—that serendipitously transform imagination into memory. Let the collaborative play begin."—from the Introduction

Focusing on key writers, actors, theater directors, and filmmakers who have kept Shakespeare at the center of their endeavors over the past two hundred years, Collaborations with the Past illuminates not only the playwright’s work but also the choices and responsibilities involved in re-creating culture, and the ingenuity and peril of the artistic process. By concentrating on rich yet problematic instances of Shakespeare’s reanimation in such quintessentially modern forms as the novel and film, from Sir Walter Scott’s Kenilworth to Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, Diana E. Henderson sketches a complex history of the pleasures and difficulties that ensue when Shakespeare and modern artists collaborate.

Working with texts across the entire range of Shakespeare’s career, Henderson demonstrates—through detailed analyses of novels including Jane Eyre and Mrs. Dalloway as well as filmed, televised, and staged performances—that art (even in the newest media) cannot avoid collaborating with the past. Only by studying that collaborative process can we comprehend Shakespeare and Anglo-American culture.

From the Back Cover
"Engagingly written, impeccably researched, and theoretically sophisticated, Collaborations with the Past is essential reading for those interested in tracing how and why various cultural producers have struggled to lay claim to Shakespeare. Diana E. Henderson's close readings attend in often breathtaking detail not only to literary and cinematographic subtleties of the specific works under discussion but also to the various historical contexts within which these uses of Shakespeare function. This is 'deep reading' at its very finest."-Douglas M. Lanier, University of New Hampshire

"Diana E. Henderson's highly intelligent book maps the complexities arising from the trajectories Shakespeare's reputation takes as it moves from modernity to postmodernity. By tracing how the processes of collaboration operate ‘in between’ Shakespeare and his present-day rewriters, the collisions she explores offer a fresh look at the particular anxieties of influence entailed in 'working with Shakespeare.'"—Barbara Hodgdon, University of Michigan