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Shakespeare and South Africa

David Johnson


This book is a study of the teaching and criticism of William Shakespeare in South Africa from the early nineteenth century to the present day, covering a number of key historical moments in the interpretation of Shakespeare. It contributes to the well-established debate focused on the ‘neo-colonial’ use of ‘English literature’ and to the more recent interest in the conditions of cultural assimilation. The wide range of source materials used for this book – including Cape Department of Education examination papers and exam reports, as well as newspaper articles and essays – provides detailed r ... More

Keywords: William Shakespeare, South Africa, cultural assimilation, English literature, literary education, colonial periphery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198183150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Johnson, author
University of Natal