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'New Worlds, Old Dreams? Postcolonial Theory and Reception of Greek Drama'

Simpson, Michael and Goff, Barbara. 2015. 'New Worlds, Old Dreams? Postcolonial Theory and Reception of Greek Drama'. In: Kathryn Bosher; Fiona Macintosh; Justine McConnell and Patrice Rankine, eds. Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas. Oxford: OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0199661305 [Book Section]

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.
The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or linguistic boundaries but, in the case of the Americas, long colonial histories have often imposed such boundaries arbitrarily. This volume tracks networks across continents and oceans and uncovers the ways in which the shared histories and practices in the performance arts in the Americas have routinely defied national boundaries.
With contributions from classicists, Latin American specialists, theatre and performance theorists, and historians, the Handbook also includes interviews with key writers, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Charles Mee, and Anne Carson, and leading theatre directors such as Peter Sellars, Carey Perloff, Héctor Daniel-Levy, and Heron Coelho.
This richly illustrated volume seeks to define the complex contours of the reception of Greek drama in the Americas, and to articulate how these different engagements - at local, national, or trans-continental levels, as well as across borders - have been distinct both from each other, and from those of Europe and Asia.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
5 November 2015Published

Item ID:

13463

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2015 15:27

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2018 14:32

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13463

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