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Shakespeare Across Subject Areas: The World's a Stage

Introduction

Why the Guide and Presentation?

  • Shakespeare's influence has not been limited to Europe and the English language. His works have been translated, interpreted, and performed worldwide.
  • This page of the Guide offers a sampling of powerful and often unique performances from around the globe. 

Acknowledgements

Presenters

  • Hetal Thaker, Assistant Professor of English, HACC, Lancaster Campus
  • Kimberly Grotewold, Reference & Instruction Librarian, HACC Lancaster & Lebanon Campuses

Video Sources

Special Thanks to 

  • Belinda Yung, Technology Support Specialist, Literature Section, MIT, for providing us with selected embeddable scene clips from the longer full videos on the Global Shakespeares site 

 

 

Note for Off-Campus Users

Accessing the Video Resources from Off-Campus

  • HACC Students & Faculty/Staff can access the video clips from Films on Demand by entering the same credentials they use to access the myHACC portal content.
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See also

Background Information

Romeo and Juliet

Western/Traditional Performance of  Act II, Scene i (the Balcony Scene) in Romeo & Juliet 

The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2010 production of Romeo & Juliet at the Courtyard Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold. Accessible on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FHoaPLO6Zd8

Brazilian Interpretation of Act II, Scene i (the Balcony Scene) in Romeo & Juliet

Romeu e Julieta, directed by Gabriele Villela, performed by Grupo Galpão Company (Southeast Brazil) in 1992. The Balcony Scene. MIT Global Shakespeares at http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/romeo-and-juliet-villela-gabriel-2000/#clip=1

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Hamlet

Western/Traditional Performance of Hamlet, Act V, Scene i (Ophelia's Funeral)

Laurence Olivier directs and portrays the leading character in this 1948 film version of Hamlet, made accessible by Films Media Group in 1988 via Films on Demand at https://ezproxy.hacc.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=104430&xtid=958&loid=46323

Korean Interpretation of Hamlet Act V, Scene i

Korean Yohangza Theatre Company's performance of Hamlet in 2010, directed by Jung-Ung Yan. MIT Global Shakespeares at http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/hamlet-yang-jung-ung-2010/

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Othello

Western/Traditional Performance of Othello, Act III, Scene iii

This recording provided by Films Media Group 1988 and accessible in Films on Demand at https://ezproxy.hacc.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=104430&xtid=3030&loid=89131

Brazilian Interpretation of Othello Act III, Scene iii 

Persona Cia de Teatro’s performance of Otelo in Brazil in 2014. MIT Global Shakespeares at http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/otelo-bittencourt-jefferson-2014/

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The Tempest

Western/Traditional Performance of The Tempest, Act I, Scene i

This performance was directed by Jeremy Herrin and was presented at the new Globe Theatre in London in 2013. Available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/3BI01zAfckc.

Chinese Interpretation of The Tempest, Act I, Scene i 

Legendary Theatre Company's 2004 Performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest co-directed by Hu Hsing-kuo and Tsui Hark, a Hong Kong filmmaker. MIT Global Shakespeares at http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/tempest-wu-hsingkuo-2004/

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