Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney is Head of the British and Commonwealth Studies Department at the University of Lódz, Poland, and Professor of British Literature at Warsaw University. She has published two monographs, a literary dictionary, numerous articles, and (as editor or co-editor) six volumes of international essays in cultural studies. She also serves as the Polish bibliographer of The World Shakespeare Bibliography. She has recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to do Shakespeare research in the United States.
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.