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ERIC Number: EJ826666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Shakespeare, Chekhov and the Emergence of the Transcultured Self in Denmark
Klimenko, Svetlana
Language and Intercultural Communication, v3 n2 p151-157 Oct 2003
This paper discusses ways in which theatre practices reflect the dynamics of historical development seen from the perspective of transculturation (Epstein, 1995). The analysis is centred on modes of appropriation of Shakespeare and Chekhov in Denmark. The argument relies on a broader statistical investigation into repertoire development, but focuses on a detailed presentation of four productions from the 2001/2002 season, in which Shakespeare and Chekhov are shown to be treated on the Danish stage in ways that have a bearing on the difference in developmental phases of a Russian and English Cultural Self "vis-a-vis" Denmark. All aspects of performing, from language to spectacle and the broader historical background, are considered, to ensure that a contextualised case study of intercultural communication can provide the basis for a discussion of the applications, as well as implications, of the Transcultured Self, not merely for a separate Culture, but also for the site it employs to stage it-Self, namely, the theatre. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark