Review of Shakespeare, Memory and Performance
Shakespeare Quarterly 59.4 (2008): 500-503.
Memories of performance and performed memory are key components of Shakespeare studies. This is the first book-length study devoted to memory and Shakespeare performance studies, to creatively inaccurate memories, written and mechanical records, and the cultural memory enacted in theatrical, cinematic, textual, and museum spaces.
Te case studies show that “the memories of Shakespeare and performance and their intersections are less reliable, most vulnerable, at exactly the points at which they appear most secure” (19).