'Dead as Earth': Contemporary Topicality and Myths of Origin in King Lear and The Shadow King

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2015

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Flaherty, Kathryn (Kate)

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Cambridge University Press

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This essay considers the cultural work undertaken by an Australian Aboriginal adaptation of Lear. The appropriative process produces unexpected alignments and dissonances between the embedded cultural norms of the play-texts and those of its adapters. Several para-discourses, when combined with the play and production, can contribute to a thick description of its function as a cultural entity.

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Book chapter

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Shakespeare Survey: 68 Shakespeare, Origins and Originality

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10.1017/CBO9781316258736.018

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2037-12-31