Abbildung von: Shakespeare's Histories on Screen - The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Histories on Screen

Adaptation, Race and Intersectionality
Jennie M. Votava(Autor*in)
The Arden Shakespeare (Verlag)
1. Auflage
Erschienen am 29. Juni 2023
272 Seiten
PDF mit Adobe-DRM
978-1-350-32666-8 (ISBN)
89,49 €inkl. 7% MwSt.
für PDF mit Adobe-DRM
E-Book Einzellizenz
Als Download verfügbar
This volume reframes the critical conversation about Shakespeare's histories and national identity by bringing together two growing bodies of work: early modern race scholarship and adaptation theory. Theorizing a link between adaptation and intersectionality, it demonstrates how over the past thirty years race has become a central and constitutive part of British and American screen adaptations of the English histories. Available to expanding audiences via digital media platforms, these adaptations interrogate the dialectic between Shakespeare's cultural capital and racial reckonings on both sides of the Atlantic and across time. By engaging contemporary representations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and class, adaptation not only creates artefacts that differ from their source texts, but also facilitates the conditions in which race and its intersections in the plays become visible.

At the centre of this analysis stand two landmark 21st-century history adaptations that use non-traditional casting: the British TV miniseries The Hollow Crown (2012, 2016) and the American independent film H4 (2012), an all-Black Henry IV conflation. In addition to demonstrating how the 21st-century screen history illuminates both past and present constructions of embodied difference, these works provide a lens for reassessing two history adaptations from Shakespeare's 1990s box office renaissance, when actors of colour were first cast in cinematic versions of the plays. As exemplified by these formal adaptations' reappropriations of race in history, non-traditional Shakespearean casting practices are also currently shaping digital culture's conversations about race in non-Shakespearean period dramas such as Bridgerton.
1. Auflage
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Für höhere Schule und Studium
10 bw illus
978-1-350-32666-8 (9781350326668)
Schweitzer Klassifikation
Thema Klassifikation
DNB DDC Sachgruppen
Dewey Decimal Classfication (DDC)
BIC 2 Klassifikation
BISAC Klassifikation
Jennie M. Votava is Associate Professor of English at Allegheny College, USA. She received her AB in English and MD from Harvard University in 1997 and 2001, and her PhD from New York University in 2012. She has published essays in Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin (forthcoming), and Contagion and the Shakespearean Stage, eds. Darryl Chalk and Mary Floyd-Wilson.
List of Illustrations

Introduction - From Rodney King to Netflix's The King: Adaptation and/as Intersectionality in Shakespeare's Histories, 1991-2019

Chapter One - Through a Glass Darkly: Race, Gender, Disability and Sophie Okonedo's Margaret of Anjou in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Chapter Two -Two Yorks, the Boy and the King of Pop: Colour-Conscious Casting and Queer Seriality in The Hollow Crown, Season One

Chapter Three - The Fat Knight in Black and White: Race, Disability, Gender, Nation, Falstaff

Chapter Four - Straight Outta Shakespeare: H4, My Own Private Idaho and the Universality Conundrum

Chapter Five - Film Noir, White Heat, 'Top of the World': Loncraine's Richard III in Nazi-Face

Conclusion - Swinging the Lens: Bridgerton as Shakespearean History in Digital Cultures

Select Bibliography

Dateiformat: PDF
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)


  • Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).
  • Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions oder die App PocketBook (siehe E-Book Hilfe).
  • E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat PDF zeigt auf jeder Hardware eine Buchseite stets identisch an. Daher ist eine PDF auch für ein komplexes Layout geeignet, wie es bei Lehr- und Fachbüchern verwendet wird (Bilder, Tabellen, Spalten, Fußnoten). Bei kleinen Displays von E-Readern oder Smartphones sind PDF leider eher nervig, weil zu viel Scrollen notwendig ist.
Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein „harter” Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten. 

Bitte beachten Sie: Wir empfehlen Ihnen unbedingt nach Installation der Lese-Software diese mit Ihrer persönlichen Adobe-ID zu autorisieren!

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer  E-Book Hilfe.