Katherine Hennessey

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Katherine Hennessey

Articoli e Recensioni pubblicati per La rivista di Arablit

Shylock in the Ḥaḍramawt?: Adaptations of Shakespeare on the Yemeni Stage.

2018-11-13T21:34:36+00:00

Articolo della Rivista, Anno III, numero 5, giugno 2013

in La rivista di Arablit, a. III, n. 5, giugno 2013. Yemen and Shakespeare are not commonly associated with each other, yet a surprisingly rich and idiosyncratic history of Yemeni Shakespeare productions exists. This article traces that history, to contextualize a recent Yemeni adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, in which Portia appears as a masked Arab warrior, and Shylock as a Hadhrami cloth trader. In productions that range from a uniquely Yemeni Othello, its final scene re-written to punish Iago, to Yemen’s variegated adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, Yemen’s Shakespearean performances provide a [...]

Shylock in the Ḥaḍramawt?: Adaptations of Shakespeare on the Yemeni Stage.2018-11-13T21:34:36+00:00