John M. Mercer is Professor of English at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. His research on Shakespeare’s plays and their stage history has taken him to the Shakespeare Centre Library in Stratford-upon- Avon, the Stratford Festival of Canada, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. His articles have appeared in Renaissance journals and collections of essays. He has taught Shakespeare for 25 years.
2003 0-7734-6679-7 These essays show how Shakespeare as a cultural commodity was imported, appropriated, and exploited in countries around the world in the 19th century. The studies cover not only Great Britain, the USA, and Germany, but also Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. Essays are grouped by the type of appropriation they emphasize: translations and adaptations, performances and theater, scholarship and criticism, or inspirations for visual arts and creative writing. With illustrations.