Conclusion: Transnational Shakespeare, Then and Now

  • Robert Sawyer


This chapter is devoted to transnational trends of Shakespeare in the Interwar Period, and many of the productions, I suggest, anticipate the recent critical turn to global Shakespeares. The film version of Max Reinhold’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for example, serves as a predecessor to the Branagh productions, specifically the comedy Much Ado about Nothing (1993). I also consider the film of As You Like It directed by the Hungarian-born director, Paul Czinner. In a brief “Coda” entitled “The Shakespearean Sphere,” I consider the globalization and “glocalization” of Shakespeare between 1945 and the present, because it is important to consider the ways in which the “Shakespearean Sphere” has also expanded and contracted in the last 100 years.

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  • Robert Sawyer
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  1. 1.Literature and LanguageEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

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