Transforming Shakespeare by Marianne Novy
Contemporary Women's Re-Visions in Literature and Performance

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A surprisingly large number of women writers, directors, and performers have created works that respond to Shakespeare, or to most earlier and more traditional interpretations of his plays, in the late twentieth century. In this collection, feminist critics explore rewritings, as well as recent Shakespeare performances directed by women. The essays examine how these works use rewritings of Shakespeare to address issues of gender, race, sexuality, colonialism, environmentalism, class, and nationalism, as well as the general question of our relation to cultural tradition at the start of the new millennium. Transforming Shakespeare offers a striking new look at Shakespeare and his place in a modern, diverse world.
 

About Marianne Novy

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Marianne Novy is Professor of English and former Director of Women's Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of"Love's Argument: Gender Relations in Shakespeare" and the editor of "Women's Re-Visions of Shakespeare,"
 
Published February 1, 1999 by St. Martin's Press. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction