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Notions, constructions, and performances of race continue to define the contemporary American experience, including America's relationship to Shakespeare. In Passing Strange, Ayanna Thompson explores the myriad ways U.S. culture draws on the works and the mythology of the Bard to redefine the boundaries of the color line.Drawing on an extensive--frequently unconventional--range of examples, Thompson examines the contact zones between constructions of Shakespeare and constructions of race. Among the questions she addresses are: Do Shakespeare's plays need to be edited, appropriated, updated, or rewritten to affirm racial equality and retain relevance? Can discussions of Shakespeare's universalism tell us anything beneficial about race? What advantages, if any, can a knowledge of Shakespeare provide to disadvantaged people of color, including those in prison? Do the answers to these questions impact our understandings of authorship, authority, and authenticity? In investigating this under-explored territory, Passing Strange examines a wide variety of contemporary texts, including films, novels, theatrical productions, YouTube videos, performances, and arts education programs.Scholars, teachers, and performers will find a wealth of insights into the staging and performance of familiar plays, but they will also encounter new ways of viewing Shakespeare and American racial identity, enriching their understanding of each.

Hardcover:

9780195385854 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 13, 2011, cover price $67.00 | About this edition: Notions, constructions, and performances of race continue to define the contemporary American experience, including America's relationship to Shakespeare.

Paperback:

9780199987962 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 15, 2013), cover price $26.95

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Product Description: Weyward Macbeth, a volume of entirely new essays, provides innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the various ways Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'  has been adapted and appropriated within the context of American racial  constructions...read more
By Ayanna Thompson (editor)

Hardcover:

9780230616332 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2009), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Weyward Macbeth, a volume of entirely new essays, provides innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the various ways Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'  has been adapted and appropriated within the context of American racial  constructions.

Paperback:

9780230616424 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2009, cover price $38.00

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Hardcover:

9780415957212 | 1 edition (Routledge, August 2, 2007), cover price $150.00

Paperback:

9780415875684 | Reprint edition (Routledge, January 10, 2009), cover price $54.95

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By Ania Loomba (foreword by) and Ayanna Thompson (editor)

Hardcover:

9780415978019 | 1 edition (Routledge, September 1, 2006), cover price $110.00

Paperback:

9780415978026 | 1 edition (Routledge, September 1, 2006), cover price $39.95

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