Bi-Cultural Critical Essays on Shakespeare

Bi-Cultural Critical Essays on Shakespeare

Joo-Hyon Kim

Paperback
$45.00

D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Oriental perspective on Shakespearean themes, drawing on Eastern philosophical, religious and ethical traditions.
Korea has experienced a flowering of interest in Shakespeare over the last thirty years, bringing a valuable change of perspective to the study of Shakespeare's plays. In these seven previously unpublished essays, Joo-Hyon Kim offers fresh and stimulating insights into well-known texts, using concepts of Oriental philosophy, religion and ethics, and explores various aspects of Shakespeare's plays in relation to cultural differences. His work embraces Confucian principles, Noh drama, Shamanism, Chinese folk-tales, and Korean fiction, demonstrating the different traditions which shape the reception of Western literature in an Eastern culture. Fascinating in their own right, these essays thus provide a unique lens of viewing a world-famous group of plays, bridging the gap between East and West.
JOO-HYON KIMis Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Soong-Sil University, Seoul.

Details

March 1995
128 pages
19x11.5 cm
ISBN: 9780859914185
Format: Paperback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS
BISAC LCO000000
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