Global Shakespeare 2.0 and the Task of the Performance Archive
Shakespeare Survey 64 (2011), 38-51.
What are digital video’s functions? How can those functions be best facilitated in the field of Shakespeare studies when the disciplinary boundary between text and performance is blurred by virtual performative texts? As the boundary between traditional notions of live and virtual performances becomes ever more permeable, online scholarly archives, publications, and curriculum resources,
This article surveys the state of global Shakespeare and analyses the implications of digital video in scholarly and pedagogic practice. Digital video archive can make Shakespeare studies an integral part of public scholarship and the future of humanities, yielding artefacts of public and intellectual value which include low-cost and high-impact digital videos. That is the task of the performance archive