Recent Submissions

  • Theatre Reviews 

    Georgopoulou, Xenia (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
  • Book Reviews 

    Li, Limin; Jiang, Qian (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
  • The Moor’s Political Colour: Race and Othello in Poland 

    Kowalcze-Pawlik, Anna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This paper provides a brief outline of the reception history of Othello in Poland, focusing on the way the character of the Moor of Venice is constructed on the page, in the first-published nineteenth-century translation ...
  • “Far more fair than black”: Othellos on the Chilean Stage 

    Baldwin Lind, Paula (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This article reviews part of the stage history of Shakespeare’s Othello in Chile and, in particular, it focuses on two performances of the play: the first, in 1818, and the last one in 2012-2020. By comparing both productions, ...
  • Othello in the Balkans: Performing Race Rhetoric on the Albanian Stage 

    Golemi, Marinela (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This essay examines the racialized rhetoric in Fan Noli’s 1916 Othello translation and the racialized performance techniques employed in A.J. Ricko’s 1953 National Theatre of Albania production. Hoping to combat racial ...
  • Interpreting Othello in the Arabian Gulf: Shakespeare in a Time of Blackface Controversies 

    Hennessey, Katherine (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This article opens with some brief observations on the phenomenon of Arab blackface—that is, of Arab actors “blacking up” to impersonate black Arab or African characters—from classic cinematic portrayals of the warrior-poet ...
  • Othello and the Ambivalences of Italian Blackface 

    Bassi, Shaul; Scego, Igiaba (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    Blackface is a cultural practice that appears ubiquitously in Italian history cutting across the political spectrum; it also lends itself to suprising anti-racist actions. This essay examines the use of blackface from the ...
  • How Should You Perform and Watch Othello and Hairspray in a Country Where You Could Never Hire Black Actors? Shakespeare and Casting in Japan 

    Sae, Kitamura (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This paper discusses how Japanese theatres have handled race in a country where hiring black actors to perform Shakespeare’s plays is not an option. In English-speaking regions, such as the United States and the United ...
  • Brown, Never Black: Othello on the Nazi Stage 

    Bassey, Alessandra (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This paper examines the ways in which Othello was represented on the Nazi stage. Included in the theatre analyses are Othello productions in Frankfurt in 1935, in Berlin in 1939 and 1944, and in pre-occupation Vienna in ...
  • Othello-dor: Racialized Odor In and On Othello 

    Steingass, Benjamin (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    For Shakespearean scholars, the subject of scent in his work has remained relatively lukewarm to discussion. Shakespeare’s use of smell is not only equal to that of his other senses, but smell’s uniquely historical record ...
  • Black, White and Blue: Pregnancy and Unsettled Binaries in The Masque of Blackness (1605) 

    Aebischer, Pascale; Sparey, Victoria (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)
    This article examines the construction of national and racial identities within Ben Jonson’s and Inigo Jones’s Masque of Blackness against the backdrop of King James’ investment in creating a ‘British’ union at the start ...
  • Introduction: Shakespeare, Blackface and Performance. A Global Perspective 

    Heijes, Coen; Thompson, Ayanna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2020-12-30)