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Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351578820
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse PDF Format Full Free by Laurie Johnson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-14 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The playhouse at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare’s career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time Shakespeare began his career in the theatre, this playhouse has been easy to forget. Yet for eleven days in June, 1594, it was home to the two companies that would come to dominate the London theatres. Thanks to the ledgers of theatre entrepreneur, Philip Henslowe, we have a record of this short venture. Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse is an exploration of a brief moment in time when the focus of the theatrical world in England was on this small playhouse. To write this history, Laurie Johnson draws on archival studies, archaeology, environmental studies, geography, social, political, and cultural studies as well as methods developed within literary and theatre history to expand the scope of our understanding of the theatres, the rise of the playing business, and the formations of the playing companies.


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Shakespeare and Lost Plays

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108910327
Pages : pages
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Download Shakespeare and Lost Plays PDF Format Full Free by David McInnis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare and Lost Plays returns Shakespeare's dramatic work to its most immediate and (arguably) pivotal context; by situating it alongside the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare's original audiences, but lost to us. David McInnis reassesses the value of lost plays in relation to both the companies that originally performed them, and to contemporary scholars of early modern drama. This innovative study revisits key moments in Shakespeare's career and the development of his company and, by prioritising the immense volume of information we now possess about lost plays, provides a richer, more accurate picture of dramatic activity than has hitherto been possible. By considering a variety of ways to grapple with the problem of lost, imperceptible, or ignored texts, this volume presents a methodology for working with lacunae in archival evidence and the distorting effect of Shakespeare-centric narratives, thus reinterpreting our perception of the field of early modern drama.


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New Directions in Early Modern English Drama

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 1501514024
Pages : 283 pages
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Download New Directions in Early Modern English Drama PDF Format Full Free by Aidan Norrie and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-07-06 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection examines some of the people, places, and plays at the edge of early modern English drama. Recent scholarship has begun to think more critically about the edge, particularly in relation to the canon and canonicity. This book demonstrates that the people and concepts long seen as on the edge of early modern English drama made vital contributions both within the fictive worlds of early modern plays, and without, in the real worlds of playmakers, theaters, and audiences. The book engages with topics such as child actors, alterity, sexuality, foreignness, and locality to acknowledge and extend the rich sense of playmaking and all its ancillary activities that have emerged over the last decade. The essays by a global team of scholars bring to life people and practices that flourished on the edge, manifesting their importance to both early modern audiences, and to current readers and performers.


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Shakespeare Survey 71: Volume 71

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 110858487X
Pages : pages
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Download Shakespeare Survey 71: Volume 71 PDF Format Full Free by Peter Holland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 71st in the annual series of volumes devoted to Shakespeare study and production. The articles, like those of volume 70, are drawn from the World Shakespeare Congress, held 400 years after Shakespeare's death, in July/August 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The theme is 'Re-Creating Shakespeare'.


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What is a Playhouse?

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1000629775
Pages : 230 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (629 downloads)

Download What is a Playhouse? PDF Format Full Free by Callan Davies and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an accessible introduction to England’s sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century playing industry and a fresh account of the architecture, multiple uses, communities, crowds, and proprietors of playhouses. It builds on recent scholarship and new documentary and archaeological discoveries to answer the questions: what did playhouses do, what did they look like, and how did they function? The book will accordingly introduce readers to a rich and exciting spectrum of "play" and playhouses, not only in London but also around England. The detailed but wide-ranging case studies examined here go beyond staged drama to explore early modern sport, gambling, music, drinking, and animal baiting; they recover the crucial influence of female playhouse owners and managers; and they recognise rich provincial performance cultures as well as the burgeoning of London’s theatre industry. This book will have wide appeal with readers across Shakespeare, early modern performance studies, theatre history, and social history.


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Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 022680898X
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion PDF Format Full Free by William N. West and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new account of playgoing in Elizabethan England, in which audiences participated as much as performers. What if going to a play in Elizabethan England was more like attending a football match than a Broadway show—or playing in one? In Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion, William N. West proposes a new account of the kind of participatory entertainment expected by the actors and the audience during the careers of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. West finds surprising descriptions of these theatrical experiences in the figurative language of early modern players and playgoers—including understanding, confusion, occupation, eating, and fighting. Such words and ways of speaking are still in use today, but their earlier meanings, like that of theater itself, are subtly, importantly different from our own. Playing was not confined to the actors on the stage but filled the playhouse, embracing audiences and performers in collaborative experiences that did not belong to any one alone but to the assembled, various crowd. What emerged in playing was a kind of thinking and feeling distributed across persons and times that were otherwise distinct. Thrown apples, smashed bottles of beer, and lumbering bears—these and more gave verbal shape to the physical interactions between players and playgoers, creating circuits of exchange, production, and consumption.


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Shakespeare Studies, volume 45

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Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN 13 : 0838644864
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Shakespeare Studies, volume 45 PDF Format Full Free by James R. Siemon and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2017-12-31 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare Studies is an annual volume featuring the work of scholars, critics, and cultural historians from across the globe. This issue includes a Forum on the drama of the 1580s, from eleven contributors; a Next Gen Plenary, from four contributors, three articles, and reviews of sixteen books.


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Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474454143
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways PDF Format Full Free by Hopkins Lisa Hopkins and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how cultural conceptions of mobility and the road contribute to identity and culture in early modern BritainOpens new windows on early modern culture, subjectivity and perceptions around the experience of the road and how that shapes the idea of the road itselfOffers insight into the ways both the bare boards of the stage and prose narratives were used to imagine road journeys and the intersections between public and private spaceEnhances historical understanding of the literal place of theatre in the road networks around early modern LondonProvides a crucial ligature in English literary and cultural history. The present plays and prose are prolegomena to the travel literature of Montagu, Swift, Boswell and Johnson in the Hebrides, Sterne's Sentimental Journey, Fielding's Tom Jones, and peripatetic Civil War narrativesThis book brings together thirteen essays, by both established and emerging scholars, which examine the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature and culture. Chapters develop our understanding of the place of the road in the early modern imagination and open various windows on a geography which may by its nature seem passing or trivial but is in fact central to all conceptions of movement. They also shed new light on perhaps the most astonishing achievement of early modern plays: their use of one small, bare space to suggest an amazing variety of physical and potentially metaphysical locations.


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The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1000606376
Pages : 436 pages
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Download The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface PDF Format Full Free by Clifford Werier and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-25 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface provides a ground-breaking investigation into media-specific spaces where Shakespeare is experienced. While such operations may be largely invisible to the average reader or viewer, the interface properties of books, screens, and stages profoundly mediate our cognitive engagement with Shakespeare. This volume considers contemporary debates and questions including how mobile devices mediate the experience of Shakespeare; the impact of rapidly evolving virtual reality technologies and the interface architectures which condition Shakespearean plays; and how design elements of hypertext, menus, and screen navigation operate within internet Shakespeare spaces. Charting new frontiers, this diverse collection delivers fresh insight into human–computer interaction and user-experience theory, cognitive ecology, and critical approaches such as historical phenomenology. This volume also highlights the application of media and interface design theory to questions related to the medium of the play and its crucial interface with the body and mind.


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Reading Robert Greene

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000594564
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Reading Robert Greene PDF Format Full Free by Darren Freebury-Jones and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Greene holds a significant place in our understanding of Elizabethan literature. This book offers the most rigorous attempt yet undertaken to determine the scope of the playwright’s canon through analyses of Greene’s verse style, vocabulary, rhyming habits, and the dramatist’s phraseology in his attested plays and in comparison to four plays that have long been on the margins of Greene’s corpus: Locrine, Selimus, George a Greene, and A Knack to Know a Knave. The book defines the ranges for Greene’s stylistic habits for the very first time, and proceeds to identify parallels of thought, language, and overall dramaturgy that reveal a single author’s creative consciousness. This volume also casts light on Greene as a more collaborative dramatist than has hitherto been acknowledged. Through emphasizing the immediate surroundings in which Greene was writing – the flourishing of popular theatres in two compact areas of London, in which each theatre company and their dramatists kept a close eye on what their competitors were producing – Greene emerges as an influential playwright, whose restored oeuvre enables us to establish new ways in which his dramatic methods impacted other writers of the period, including Shakespeare.


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Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351252631
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London PDF Format Full Free by Eric Dunnum and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London explores the effects of audience riots on the dramaturgy of early modern playwrights, arguing that playwrights from Marlowe to Brome often used their plays to control the physical reactions of their audience. This study analyses how, out of anxiety that unruly audiences would destroy the nascent industry of professional drama in England, playwrights sought to limit the effect that their plays could have on the audience. They tried to construct playgoing through their drama in the hopes of creating a less-reactive, more pensive, and controlled playgoer. The result was the radical experimentation in dramaturgy that, in part, defines Renaissance drama. Written for scholars of Early Modern and Renaissance Drama and Theatre, Theatre History, and Early Modern and Renaissance History, this book calls for a new focus on the local economic concerns of the theatre companies as a way to understand the motivation behind the drama of early modern London.


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Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317302885
Pages : 336 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (32 downloads)

Download Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study PDF Format Full Free by Dennis Austin Britton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-03-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book asks new questions about how and why Shakespeare engages with source material, and about what should be counted as sources in Shakespeare studies. The essays demonstrate that source study remains an indispensable mode of inquiry for understanding Shakespeare, his authorship and audiences, and early modern gender, racial, and class relations, as well as for considering how new technologies have and will continue to redefine our understanding of the materials Shakespeare used to compose his plays. Although source study has been used in the past to construct a conservative view of Shakespeare and his genius, the volume argues that a rethought Shakespearean source study provides opportunities to examine models and practices of cultural exchange and memory, and to value specific cultures and difference. Informed by contemporary approaches to literature and culture, the essays revise conceptions of sources and intertextuality to include terms like "haunting," "sustainability," "microscopic sources," "contamination," "fragmentary circulation" and "cultural conservation." They maintain an awareness of the heterogeneity of cultures along lines of class, religious affiliation, and race, seeking to enhance the opportunity to register diverse ideas and frameworks imported from foreign material and distant sources. The volume not only examines print culture, but also material culture, theatrical paradigms, generic assumptions, and oral narratives. It considers how digital technologies alter how we find sources and see connections among texts. This book asserts that how critics assess and acknowledge Shakespeare’s sources remains interpretively and politically significant; source study and its legacy continues to shape the image of Shakespeare and his authorship. The collection will be valuable to those interested in the relationships between Shakespeare’s work and other texts, those seeking to understand how the legacy of source study has shaped Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon, and those studying source study, early modern authorship, implications of digital tools in early modern studies, and early modern literary culture.


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Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108489052
Pages : 307 pages
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Download Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England PDF Format Full Free by Simon Smith and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-17 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a new, interdisciplinary account of early modern drama through the lens of playing and playgoing.


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Shakespeare and the First Hamlet

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13 : 1800735553
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the First Hamlet PDF Format Full Free by Terri Bourus and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2022-06-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first edition of Hamlet – often called ‘Q1’, shorthand for ‘first quarto’ – was published in 1603, in what we might regard as the early modern equivalent of a cheap paperback. Yet this early version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is becoming increasingly canonical, not because there is universal agreement about what it is or what it means, but because more and more Shakespearians agree that it is worth arguing about. The essays in this collected volume explore the ways in which we might approach Q1’s Hamlet, from performance to book history, from Shakespeare’s relationships with his contemporaries to the shape of his whole career.


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Shakespeare’s Suicides

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351213172
Pages : 208 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (213 downloads)

Download Shakespeare’s Suicides PDF Format Full Free by Marlena Tronicke and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare’s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare’s dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus establishing that suicide becomes increasingly pronounced as a vital means of dramatic characterisation. In particular, the book approaches suicide as a gendered phenomenon. By taking into account parameters such as onstage versus offstage deaths, suicide speeches or the explicit denial of final words, as well as settings and weapons, the study scrutinises the ways in which Shakespeare appropriates the convention of suicide and subverts traditional notions of masculine versus feminine deaths. It shows to what extent a gendered approach towards suicide opens up a more nuanced understanding of the correlation between gender and Shakespeare’s genres and how, eventually, through their dramatisation of suicide the tragedies query normative gender discourse.


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Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare’s Time

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 303036867X
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare’s Time PDF Format Full Free by Roslyn L. Knutson and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As early modernists with an interest in the literary culture of Shakespeare’s time, we work in a field that contains many significant losses: of texts, of contextual information, of other forms of cultural activity. No account of early modern literary culture is complete without acknowledgment of these lacunae, and although lost drama has become a topic of increasing interest in Shakespeare studies, it is important to recognize that loss is not restricted to play-texts alone. Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare’s Time broadens the scope of the scholarly conversation about loss beyond drama and beyond London. It aims to develop further models and techniques for thinking about lost plays, but also of other kinds of lost early modern works, and even lost persons associated with literary and theatrical circles. Chapters examine textual corruption, oral preservation, quantitative analysis, translation, and experiments in “verbatim theater”, plus much more.


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SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351967452
Pages : 248 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (967 downloads)

Download SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION PDF Format Full Free by Sonya Freeman Loftis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-27 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances and other unconventional appropriations of Shakespeare’s play, Post-Hamlet examines Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a central symbol of our era’s "textual exhaustion," an era in which the reader/viewer is bombarded by text—printed, digital, and otherwise. The essays in this edited collection, divided into four sections, focus on the radical employment of Hamlet as a cultural artifact that adaptors and readers use to depart from textual "authority" in, for instance, radical English-language performance, international film and stage performance, pop-culture and multi-media appropriation, and pedagogy.