Weyward Macbeth

Intersections of Race and Performance

  • Editors
  • Scott L. Newstok
  • Ayanna Thompson

Part of the Signs of Race book series (SOR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Beginnings

  3. Early American Intersections

  4. Federal Theatre Project(s)

  5. Further Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Anita Maynard-Losh
      Pages 127-131
    3. William C. Carroll
      Pages 137-141
  6. Music

  7. Screen

  8. Shakespearean (A)Versions

  9. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
  10. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Brent Butgereit, Scott L. Newstok
      Pages 241-252
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-288

About this book


Weyward Macbeth, a volume of entirely new essays, provides innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the various ways Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'  has been adapted and appropriated within the context of American racial  constructions. Comprehensive in its scope, this collection addresses the  enduringly fraught history of 'Macbeth' in the United States, from its  appearance as the first Shakespearean play documented in the American  colonies to a proposed Hollywood film version with a black diasporic  cast. Over two dozen contributions explore 'Macbeth's' haunting presence  in American drama, poetry, film, music, history, politics, acting, and  directing — all through the intersections of race and performance. 


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