Alexa Alice Joubin’s MIT Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archive, recent reviews
Early Modern Digital Review 4.2 (2021) ::: Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 44. (2021): 189-192 ::: and “Practicing Digital Shakespeare in Latin America,” in Digital Shakespeares from the Global South (2022), pp. 57-72.
The MIT Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archive was created by Peter S. Donaldson and the tireless work and personal collection of the Archive’s co-founder and co-director, Alexa Alice Joubin. It is a collaborative project that presents information about more than three hundred productions, shorter or longer videos (e.g., trailers) of over two hundred productions, and full-length videos of more than one hundred productions.
The two recent reviews were published in 2021 and 2022 respectively. These publications were peer reviewed and appeared in prestigious venues.
First, in the review in the online, open-access, and refereed journal Early Modern Digital Review (EMDR), Professor Zoltán Márkus writes that this digital project “is an amazing resource for both research and teaching, and a lot of fun for anyone interested in global Shakespeare productions. It is a collaborative project that presents information about more than three hundred productions.”
This review is available through both journals: Early Modern Digital Review 44.2 (2021), DOI 10.33137/rr.v44i2.37528; Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 44.2 (2021): 189-192, DOI 10.33137/rr.v44i2.37528
Secondly, in 2022, Professor Amrita Sen writes that the MIT Global Shakespeares “opens up new possibilities of community building through its curatorial strategies and social outreach. It not only acts as repositories of actual performances, but also functions as archives of communal memories. Through bi-lingual records of social media exchanges and transcriptions of performances, the archive opens up new possibilities of accessing and reading Latin American Shakespeares.”
This assessment is part of Professor Sen’s chapter, entitled “Practicing Digital Shakespeare in Latin America,” in her edited book, Digital Shakespeares from the Global South (2022), pp. 57-72. Click here to access the PDF file of the chapter.