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Indigenous Studies student, Stacy De Berner has co-written a new e-book exploring ongoing legacy of Shakespeare and/as adaptation – Indigenous.mcmaster.ca
by ahnationtalk onMay 27, 2022110 Views
Shakespeare and/as Adaptation: Models to Inspire and Embolden Students’ Creative and Critical Engagement is an e-book built on Pressbooks, an open-source online platform that, among other functions, allows academic authors and publishers to create, adapt and share materials such as digital textbooks and other resources.
In his lifetime, Shakespeare was a borrower, lifting plots, characters and phrases from contemporary and historic sources as varied as Boccaccio, Holinshed and Plutarch.
Four hundred years later, the borrower has become the borrowed. From West Side Story to The Lion King, and from Toni Morrison’s Desdemona to Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool, Shakespeare’s works have been adapted for a modern audience in a range of genres.
It’s that dual role that gets explored in Melinda Gough’s second-year Shakespeare class, “Shakespeare and/as Adaptation,” and is the topic of a new resource created by Gough and her students that has recently become available on eCampus Ontario.
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