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Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Hofele, and Hanna Scolnicov, eds. Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress.

Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Hofele, and Hanna Scolnicov, eds. Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress. Newark; University of Delaware Press, 2014. Pp. xiv + 456. $110.00.

This volume begins with a foreword by Jill L. Levenson (xi-xiv) and includes essays in two parts. Part 1, "Renaissance Shakespeare: Interpretations, Performance, and Contexts," includes: Stanley Wells, "Shakespeare: Man of the European Renaissance" (3-20); Joel Rodgers, "Talbot, Incorporated" (21-28); Elizabeth Pentland, "Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion" (29-37); Randall Martin, "Ecology, Evolution, and Hamlet" (38-50); Robert Darcy, "The Anticipatory Premise of History in the Reception of Shakespeare's Sonnets" (51-59); Atsuhiko Hirota, "The Balance of Power in King Lear's Kingdoms" (60-67); Darryl Chalk, '"Here's a Strange Alteration': Contagion and the Mutable Mind in Coriolanus" (68-76); Supriya Chaudhuri, "Making Visible: Afterlives in Shakespeare's Pericles" (77-87); Kimberly R. West, "A Legal Assessment of the Circumstantial Evidence in The Winters Tale" (88-95); Sukanta Chaudhuri, "Shakespeare's Lost Pastorals" (96-104); Margaret Shewring, "Shakespeare and Festival" (105-14); Richard Fotheringham, "Using On-Screen Modeling to Examine Shakespearean Stage Performance" (115-24); Ros King, "What Are We Doing When We're 'Doing Shakespeare'? The Embodied Brain in Theatrical Experience" (125-34); James J. Marino, "The Queen of Bohemia's Wedding" (135-42); Brian Walsh, "The Puritan Widow and London Parishes" (143-50); Eleanor Collins, "Old Repertory, New Theatre: Expectation and Experience in Christopher Beeston's Cockpit" (151-58); M. A. Katrizky, "'A Plague o' These Pickle Herring': From London Drinkers to European Stage Clown" (159-70). Part 2, "Shakespeare Renaissances: Appropriations, Adaptations, and Afterlives," includes: Martin Hilsky, "Shakespeare's Theatre of Language: Czech Experience" (171-80); Ann Jennalie Cook, Vlasta Gallerova, Karel Kriz, and Robert Sturua, "Directing Shakespeare: The Cold War Years" (181-92); Jean-Christophe Mayer, "Shakespeare's Undiplomatic Readers" (193-203); Balz Engler, "Shakespeare: The Unmaking of a National Poet" (204-10); Madalina Nicolaescu, "Shakespeare in Habsburg Transylvania" (211-19); Kaori Kobayashi, "Between the East and the West: Tsubouchi Shoyo's Production of Hamlet in 1911" (220-28); Patrick Lonergan, '"The Chap That Writes Like Synge': Shakespeare at the Abbey Theatre" (229-37); Zeno Ackermann, "'Ease and Deliciousness': The Merchant of Venice and the Performance of Ethical Continuity in National Socialist Germany" (238-48); Tina Krontiris, "The Staging of The Merchant of Venice and Othello by Greek Political Exiles (1951-1953); Shakespeare in Extremis" (249-61); Emily Oliver, "Reasoning the Need: Shakespeare Performance in Reunified Berlin" (262-69); Shaul Bassi, "An Anthropology of Italian Theory: Hamlet in Venice" (270-78); Barry Freeman, "Robert Lepage among the Huron-Wendat: An(other) Aboriginal Treatment of La Tempete" (279-85); Carla Della Gatta, "Shakespeare and American Bilingualism: Borderland Productions of Romeo y Julieta" (286-95); Cristiane Busato Smith, "The Brazilian Accent of Othello" (296-305); Sharon O'Dair, "Tragedy's Honor, and Ours" (306-16); Emma Depledge, "The Politics of Rape in Nahum Tate's The History of King Lear, 1681" (317-24); Anna Cetera, "(Re)Touching: Shakespeare and Cinematic War Narratives" (325-34); Courtney Lehmann, "Happily Never After? Women Filmmakers and the Tragedy of Macbeth" (335-44); Poonam Trivedi, "Singing to Shakespeare in Omkara" (345-53); Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, "Renegotiating Female Power: Shakespearean Productions in Taiwan, 2000-2010" (354-62); Graham Holderness, "Stratford Revisited" (363-76); Hanna Scolnicov, "Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Stoppard" (377-84); Jill L. Levenson, "The Stoppard Chronicles" (385-92); Hersh Zeifman, "Stoppard and Shakespeare" (393-400). The text concludes with Appendix A: Complete List of Papers (401-10), Appendix B: Seminars (411-26), an index (427-42), and notes on contributors and editors (443-56).
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