Asian Embodiment of a White Canon: Shakespeare and East Asia
New York University in Shanghai, Center for Global Asia
November 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm in Shanghai; 7:30 am in New York; 4:30 pm in Abu Dhabi
How do actors reposition their racialized bodies on stage and on screen? How did Akira Kurosawa influence George Lucas’ Star Wars? Why do critics repeatedly use the adjective Shakespearean to describe Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (2019)? How do East Asian cinema and theatre portray vocal disability? How do Korean transgender cinema and East Asian feminism transform gender identities in Shakespeare? Bringing film and theatre studies together, this presentation sheds new light on the two major genres in a comparative context and reveals deep connections among Asian and Anglophone performances.
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