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Coriolanus in South Africa

Johnson, David (2015). Coriolanus in South Africa. In: Smith, Bruce R. ed. The World's Shakespeare, 1660-Present. The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1235–1241.

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This chapter traces the many different and competing interpretations of Shakespeare's play Coriolanus in South Africa, from the 1960s to the present. The chapter attends to the differences in the interpretations of the play from the apartheid to the post-apartheid periods, and pays particular attention to the fascination the play has held for South African politicians like the former president Thabo Mbeki.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0-521-11394-6, 978-0-521-11394-6
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 32856
Depositing User: David Johnson
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:39
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