research product . 2021

Practising Diversity at the Stratford Festival of Canada: Shakespeare, Performance, and Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

Julian, Erin; Solga, Kim;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
What does it mean to ‘practise’ diversity in Shakespeare production in the twenty-first century, specifically in an Anglo-American context? How is ‘practising’ diversity, from devising and directing to work in the rehearsal hall and on audience engagement, materially different from the now-familiar (but still important) goal of ‘representing’ diverse bodies on stage? In the last twenty years, debates about what the diversification of Shakespeare performance – along racial lines, gender lines, the lines of age and ability – means or could mean, and the simultaneous interrogation of what ‘Shakespeare’ signifies, for whom, and to whose benefit, have become increasi...
free text keywords: English Language and Literature, Shakespeare, diversity and inclusion, Stratford festival, ethics, Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory, Theatre History
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