Humanities Research - Shakespeare and the Public
Kate Flaherty (Australian National University, Australia)
William Christie (Australian National University, Australia)
Paul Yachnin has proposed that not only was Shakespeare’s theatre consumed by the public, it constituted a new possibility of being public. Shakespeare’s socially and politically complex dramas played before a heterogeneous and participatory audience in public space changed what it was to think, speak or act publicly. These essays explore some legacies of that world-changing innovation up to the present day in a wide array of geographical contexts.
This collection was commissioned and supported by The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, which brings together scholars from all over the world, housing Visiting Fellows and hosting conferences and symposia to stimulate and publicize new knowledge in all areas of the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences. This collection is the first of its kind to be published in Cogent Arts & Humanities; previous thematic issues of contemporary work in interdisciplinary humanities scholarship have been published in the journal Humanities Research, and this connection is preserved in the title of the collection.
Humanities Research Centre at Australian National University
|“Not stones but men”: Publics and pedagogy in Shakespeare’s Roman plays||Claire Hansen||Published: 24 October 2016|
|“Damn him and the spikes”: Richard III, riot, and the formation of an Australian colonial theatre public||Kate Flaherty||Published: 24 October 2016|
|A discriminating audience: Touring Shakespeare and mid-nineteenth-century Tasmania||Rosemary Gaby||Published: 24 October 2016|
|Prosperous teaching and the thing of darkness: Raising a Tempest in the classroom||Liam E. Semler||Published: 24 October 2016|
|Public and personal: The Cambridge School Shakespeare series and innovations in Shakespeare pedagogy||Linzy Brady||Published24 October 2016|
|Treating HPHD disorder—Shakespeare, law, and public life||Desmond Manderson, Paul Yachnin||Published: 24 October 2016|
|Autodidactic sonnets||Robert White||Published: 24 October 2016|