Canadian Shakespeare

Edited by Susan Knutson

Canadian Shakespeare
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Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English ... Read more


Overview

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Susan Knutson

Susan Knutson is a bilingual feminist scholar and a professor of English at Université Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotiaâ??s francophone university. Her research is in Canadian literature and feminist poetics. She is internationally published in a wide variety of subject.

Introduction / preface

"Shakespeare adaptation and adaptation theory is an active and influential area of Canadian Shakespeare studies… Canadian adaptations of the Bard may typically be affectionate; by and large (and is this not obvious?) we seem to really like Shakespeare. As a Canadianist who wandered into Shakespeare Studies via Canlit, I am grateful for what Canadian writers and dramaturges have been doing with Shakespeare… I am equally grateful for those things that Shakespeare has been doing for us. —from the introduction

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