A collection of essays on Shakespeare Jubilees around the world from 1769 to 2014, ranging from the elaborate celebrations in Shakespeare's hometown to more modest festivities elsewhere; from ambitious, theatrical, and politically loaded demonstrations to nationally coloured, culturally distinct and idiosyncratic commemorations. The variety of ways in which geographically distant countries have remembered Shakespeare has never before been the object of a comparative study. We hope that the essays in this collection will throw new light on Shakespeare as a shared international heritage.
Christa Jansohn is Chair of British Studies at Bamberg University. Dieter Mehl is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Bonn University.