Publisher description for Shakespeare and national culture / edited by John J. Joughin.

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Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of forms. There is, and was, a German Shakespeare (East and West); there is the contested legacy of a colonial Shakespeare in former British possessions; there is the post-national Shakespeare who has become the focus of debates concerning multiculturalism. Shakespeare has often been co-opted to serve nationalism yet it has also served to contest and transform it in complex and contradictory ways: The examples are legions.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- Foreign countries.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching -- Foreign countries.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- Foreign countries.
National characteristics, English, in literature.
English drama -- Appreciation -- Foreign countries.
Civilization, Modern -- English influences.
Communication, International.
Great Britain -- In literature.
Nationalism in literature.