Shakespeare and Race - Book - Prof. Ayanna Thompson - Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race (Book - 2021) - Join Prof. Ayanna Thompson as she discusses the book with Greg Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race shows teachers and students how and why Shakespeare and race are inseparable. Moving well beyond Othello, the collection invites the reader to understand racialized discourses, rhetoric, and performances in all of Shakespeare's plays, including the comedies and histories. Race is presented through an intersectional approach with chapters that focus on the concepts of sexuality, lineage, nationality, and globalization. The collection helps students to grapple with the unique role performance plays in constructions of race by Shakespeare (and in Shakespearean performances), considering both historical and contemporary actors and directors. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race will be the first book that truly frames Shakespeare studies and early modern race studies for a non-specialist, student audience.

Ayanna Thompson is Professor of English at George Washington University, and she specializes in Renaissance drama and issues of race in/as performance. She has served as a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America.



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