Shakespeare and Extremism

Hansen, Adam (2018) Shakespeare and Extremism. Critical Survey, 30 (4). pp. 95-113. ISSN 0011-1570

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What is at stake in reading, studying, and staging Shakespeare in an age of ‘extremism’, and in a context where responses to extremism are at best misguided and at worst counterproductive? Incorporating analysis of policy documents, contributions from anthropology, and discussions of literary texts, this paper explores what Shakespeare will mean under the UK Government’s ‘Prevent’ agenda, and the effects such an agenda might have on how we engage with extraordinary renderings of Shakespeare on stage now, not least those created by Sulayman Al Bassam.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Britishness, extremism, identity, politics, Shakespeare, Sulayman Al Bassam, terrorism
Subjects: L200 Politics
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:00

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