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Shakespeare and tourism

Robert Ormsby (Editor), Valerie Clayman Pye (Editor)
"Shakespeare and Tourism provides a dialogical mapping of Shakespeare studies and touristic theory through a collection of essays by scholars on a wide range of material. This volume examines how Shakespeare tourism has evolved since its inception, and how the phenomenon has been influenced and redefined by performance studies, the prevalence of the World Wide Web, developments in technology, and the globalization of Shakespearean performance. Current scholarship recognizes Shakespearean tourism as a thriving international industry, the result of centuries of efforts to attribute meanings associated with the playwright's biography and literary prestige to sites for artistic pilgrimage and the consumption of cultural heritage. Through bringing Shakespeare and tourism studies into more explicit contact, this collection provides readers with a broad base for comparisons across time and location, and thereby encourages a thorough reconsideration of how we understand both fields"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 2023
xvii, 310 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
9780367152048, 9781032316130, 0367152045, 1032316136
"Memorials and the things of fame" : matter, imagination, and the early modern theatrical souvenir / Jennifer Holl
Forgotten Shakespeare Shottery : the Shakespeare Tavern and nineteenth-century tourism / Katherine Scheil
"Less we forget ..." : the Blackfriars, Error, and necropolitan tourism / Paul Menzer and David Meldman
Home of Shakespeare : a history of cultural heritage engagement at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust / Nick Walton and Darren Freebury-Jones
All the world's many stages : Shakespeare, tourism, and theater / Parmita Kapadia
"I am here as a tourist" : on being a tourist-spectator / Stephen Purcell
Globeish : the travelling Pop-up Globe / Mark Houlahan
Asian Shakespeare tourism / Rebekah R. Bale and Henrique Fátima Boyol Ngan
Festivalizing Shakespeare in Languedoc : the emergence of cultural heritage tourism in southern France, 1950s-1970s / Florence March and Jean Vivier
Festival Shakespeare and Newfoundland as tourist place / Robert Ormsby
"Stay awhile" : tourist spectatorship at European international Shakespeare festivals / Rowena Hawkins
"Some rare, noteworthy object in thy travel" : digital kitsch and shakespeare cultural memory / Valerie M. Fazel and Louise Geddes
Shakespeare's Globe "360" : virtual tourism, transmedial performance, and the reconstructed playhouse / Valerie Clayman Pye
"You are here" : curatorial interventions for the displaced visitor at the Rose Playhouse Historical Site from 1999 to 2019 / Johanna Schmitz
Afterword / Susan Bennett