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Worlds Elsewhere - Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe-logo

Worlds Elsewhere - Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe

Andrew Dickson

There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen, and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness, and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first-century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey.

There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen, and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness, and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first-century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey.
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There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen, and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness, and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first-century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey.

Language:

English

Length:

20h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

54:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

57:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

57:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

56:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

54:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

57:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

56:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

55:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

48:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

50:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

49:27