Society for Renaissance Studies Book Launch: Shakespeare and East Asia  
Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:00 pm EST

Full video.

Join us for the Society for Renaissance Studies book launch of Alexa Alice Joubin’s new book Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press).

How did Akira Kurosawa’s films influence Steven Spielberg’s and George Lucas’s works, including the Star Wars? How do actors reposition their racialized bodies on stage and on screen? How do Korean transgender cinema and East Asian feminism transform gender identities in Shakespeare? Bringing film and theatre studies together, this book sheds new light on the two major genres in a comparative context and reveals deep connections among Asian and Anglophone performances.

Moderator: Mark Thornton Burnett, Trustee and Director, British Shakespeare Association; Professor of English, Queen’s University, Belfast

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