Archives for the ‘performance studies’ Category

The Force of History: Nostalgia in Chinese Culture

By • Jan 25th, 2010 • Category: China, Chinese, Comparative literature, Cultural Revolution, Honors Thesis, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, Thesis

Winter Break is over, Spring semester has officially begun, and all of the wonderful research opportunities that are involved with writing a thesis are falling into. While I was enjoying staying cozy and warm this Winter (whether it be inside under a blanket, or at a comparatively warm island in Florida), I spent a lot […]

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From The Duke’s Men to Baz Luhrmann: A Working Production History of English-language Romeo and Juliet

By • Oct 19th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare

Production Theory RE: Reconsidering the assumption that there is one “true” text of Romeo and Juliet. “Indeed, it is for this openness, and for its capacity to re- and outlive and stage infinite variations upon its protagonists’ story, that Derrida has described Romeo and Juliet as an ‘anthology’ or ‘palimpest’ or ‘open theater of narratives’, […]

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William Shakespeare: Visionary Marxist?

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: China, Chinese Language, Comparative literature, Cultural Revolution, General Technology, Mao, Marxism, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, Tiananmen Square, translation

In this post I’m going to attempt to summarize the brief chronology of Shakespeare in Mainland China before and after Mao’s presidency.
The idea that one of the greatest English writers of all time is being simultaneously praised as a Marxist is astounding to most Western critics. However the technique of retrospectively varnishing philosophies onto Shakespeare […]



Introduction to 莎士比亚 (William Shakespeare)

By • Jul 20th, 2008 • Category: , China, Chinese Language, Comparative literature, General Technology, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, translation

Hello! My name is Megan and I am very excited to contribute to the exciting blogs already publishing information about undergraduate research. In this post I hope to give a brief overview of my project and the questions it usually raises.
I am an English and Theater major entering my junior year at William & […]