Shakespeare and Scotland

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Willy Maley, Andrew Murphy
Manchester University Press, 2004 - Drama - 211 pages
This is a timely collection of new essays in which leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic address a neglected national context for a body of dramatic work too often viewed within a narrow English milieu or against a broad British backdrop. These essays explore the playwright's place in Scotland and the place of Scotland in his work. From critical reception to dramatic and cinematic adaptation, the contributors engage with the complexity of Shakespeare's Scotland and Scotland's Shakespeare. The influence of Scotland on Shakespeare's writing, and later on his reception, is set alongside the dramatic effects that his work had on the development of Scottish literature, from the Globe to globalization, and from Captain Jamy and King James to radical productions at the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow.

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Contents

Scotlands screen destiny
13
David J Baker
20
Shakespeare
37
Macbeth and the politics
53
Macbeth and the rhetoric of political forms Elizabeth Fowler
67
the Scottish play within the play
87
How Scottish was the Scottish play? Macbeths national identity
104
Ossian Burns and the shaping of Shakespeare
124
Shakespeare and Scott
141
a brief history of Scottish editions
157
Citz Scotland where it did? Shakespeare in production at
172
Mark Thornton Burnett
189
Index
207
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Willy Maley is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Andrew Murphy is Reader in English Literature at the University of St Andrews.

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