ISBN 9780719066368,Shakespeare and Scotland

Shakespeare and Scotland



Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780719066368

ISBN-10 0719066360


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This is a timely collection of new essays in which leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic address a neglected national context for a body of dramatic work too often viewed within a narrow English milieu or against a broad British backdrop. These essays explore the playwright's place in Scotland and the place of Scotland in his work. From critical reception to dramatic and cinematic adaptation, the contributors engage with the complexity of Shakespeare's Scotland and Scotland's Shakespeare. The influence of Scotland on Shakespeare's writing, and later on his reception, is set alongside the dramatic effects that his work had on the development of Scottish literature, from the Globe to globalization, and from Captain Jamy and King James to radical productions at the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow.