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Culture-blind Shakespeare: Multiculturalism and Diversity

This collection of essays offers a panoramic plethora of responses to Shakespeare by both Western and Eastern critics, indicating that the Bard crosses all nationalities and deserves to be defined as a global writer, which is why he is easily appreciated, manipulated, translated, adapted, and interpreted by everyone everywhere. Divided into three parts, this volume deals with a wide range of issues on culture and multiculturalism, and hammers home the idea that the works of Shakespeare can be not only universally understood, but also fully integrated into other cultures.


Maryam Beyad is Professor of English Literature at the University of Tehran. Her areas of interest are Shakespeare, the Renaissance, and Victorian literature. Beyad is currently Head of the English Department at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Tehran.

Ali Salami is a Shakespearean scholar, lexicographer, literary translator, and Professor of English Literature at the University of Tehran. An internationally published author, Salami has published dozens of scholarly articles on gender and discourse, comparative literature, Shakespeare, and postcolonial literature, and is the author of Shakespeare and the Reader (Chicago, 2013).

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ISBN: 1-4438-8532-0

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-8532-4

Release Date: 27th November 2015

Pages: 160

Price: £46.99

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