Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong

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Abstract

For nearly a decade, cinema-theatre hybridity in the form of theatre broadcast performances has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, not least in the former British colony (latterly British Dependent Territory until its 1997 retrocession) of Hong Kong. Shakespeare, thanks to broadcasts by NTLive, RSCLive, Shakespeare’s Globe and KBTCL ive, has in recent years increasingly become part of Hong Kong screen culture. In this ‘reaction shot’, I will discuss the extent to which aesthetic/artistic criteria for audiences and knowledge of texts in a second or other language are necessarily subordinate to those of actor star-status – which is naturally prominent in the publicity – and a sense of cultural elitism/superiority among Anglophone audiences. The chapter will also interrogate the absence of Chinese language subtitling, as mandated by the city’s trilingual, biliterate public policy, as well as the significance of Shakespeare in the currently charged political atmosphere in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience
EditorsPascale AEBISCHER, Susanne GREENHAIGH, Laurie OSBORNE
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
Chapter12
Pages185-192
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781350030480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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William Shakespeare
Hong Kong
Chinese Language
Language
Anglophone
Atmosphere
Elitism
Hybridity
British Colonies
Public Policy
Aesthetics
Cinema
Publicity
Subtitling
Superiority

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INGHAM, M. A. (2018). Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong. In P. AEBISCHER, S. GREENHAIGH, & L. OSBORNE (Eds.), Shakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience (pp. 185-192). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350030497.ch-012
INGHAM, Michael Anthony. / Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong. Shakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience. editor / Pascale AEBISCHER ; Susanne GREENHAIGH ; Laurie OSBORNE. London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018. pp. 185-192
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INGHAM, MA 2018, Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong. in P AEBISCHER, S GREENHAIGH & L OSBORNE (eds), Shakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, pp. 185-192. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350030497.ch-012

Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong. / INGHAM, Michael Anthony.

Shakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience. ed. / Pascale AEBISCHER; Susanne GREENHAIGH; Laurie OSBORNE. London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018. p. 185-192.

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INGHAM MA. Shakespeare and the Theatre Broadcast Experience : A View from Hong Kong. In AEBISCHER P, GREENHAIGH S, OSBORNE L, editors, Shakespeare and the 'Live' theatre broadcast experience. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. 2018. p. 185-192 https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350030497.ch-012