Shakespeare and the Digital World

Shakespeare and the Digital World : Redefining Scholarship and Practice

  • Electronic book text
Edited by  , Edited by 

List price: US$24.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Due to the unique cultural capital of his works, Shakespeare has long been the test subject for new methods and digital advances in arts scholarship. Shakespeare sits at the forefront of the digital humanities - in archiving, teaching, performance and editing - impacting on scholars, theatres and professional organisations alike. The pace at which new technologies have developed is unprecedented (and the pressure to keep up is only growing). This book offers seventeen new essays that assess the opportunities and pitfalls presented by the twenty-first century for the ongoing exploration of Shakespeare. Through contributions from a broad range of scholars and practitioners, including case studies from those working in the field, the collection engages with the impact of the digital revolution on Shakespeare studies. By assessing and mediating this sometimes controversial digital technology, the book is relevant to those interested in the digital humanities as well as to Shakespeare scholars and more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139950754
  • 9781139950756

Table of contents

Introduction: Shakespeare and the digital world: an introduction Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan; Part I. Defining Current Digital Scholarship and Practice: Shakespeare Research in the Digital Age: Introduction Christie Carson; 1. Shakespeare in the digital humanities John Lavagnino; 2. Getting back to the library, getting back to the body Bruce R. Smith; 3. Sensing the past: tablets and early modern scholarship Farah Karim-Cooper; 4. Webs of engagement David McInnis; Part II. Defining Current Digital Scholarship and Practice: Shakespeare Pedagogy and the Digital Age: Introduction Peter Kirwan; 5. Internal and external Shakespeare: constructing the twenty-first-century classroom Erin Sullivan; 6. Shakespeare at a distance Sarah Grandage and Julie Sanders; 7. 'All great Neptune's ocean': iShakespeare and play in a transatlantic context Sheila T. Cavanagh and Kevin A. Quarmby; 8. 'From the table of my memory': blogging Shakespeare in/out of the classroom Peter Kirwan; Half-time: a pause for reflection; 9. All's Well that Ends Orwell Sharon O'Dair; Part III. Redefining the Boundaries and Practices of Shakespeare Studies Online: Publishing and Academic Identity: Introduction Peter Kirwan; 10. Unlocking scholarship in Shakespeare studies: gatekeeping, guardianship, and open-access journal publication Eleanor Collins; 11. Living with digital incunables, or: a 'good-enough' Shakespeare text Katherine Rowe; 12. Shakespeare in virtual communities Peter Holland; 13. Gamekeeper or poacher? Personal blogging/public sharing Sylvia Morris; Part IV. Redefining the Boundaries and Practices of Shakespeare Studies Online: Communication and Performance: Introduction Christie Carson; 14. Changing a culture with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: championing freedom and democracy Paul Edmondson and A. J. Leon; 15. Developing a digital strategy: engaging audiences at Shakespeare's Globe Ryan Nelson; 16. The impact of new forms of public performance Stephen Purcell; 17. Creating a critical model for the twenty-first century Christie Carson; Conclusion: digital dreaming Christie Carson and Peter more

Review quote

'... Shakespeare and the Digital World, though primarily presenting the digital world's positive potential, tackles important questions and provides a critical look at what exactly Shakespearean scholarship can and should be in a digital age.' Universitasshow more

About Christie Carson

Christie Carson is Reader in Shakespeare and Performance in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the co-editor of The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance Archive (Cambridge University Press, 2000), Shakespeare's Globe: A Theatrical Experiment (with Farah Karim-Cooper, Cambridge University Press, 2008), Shakespeare in Stages: New Theatre Histories (with Christine Dymkowski, Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Shakespeare Beyond English: A Global Experiment (with Susan Bennett, Cambridge University Press, 2013). Peter Kirwan is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham. He was an Associate Editor for Collaborative Plays by Shakespeare and Others (2013) and he has published widely on the history of the Shakespeare Apocrypha and contemporary Shakespearean performance. His interest is in the intersection between textual, performance and media more