Karen Newman


On her book Essaying Shakespeare

Cover Interview of August 24, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Being a world citizen of culture, and, paradoxically, a Shakespearean.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“My work is concerned particularly with social exchange and the circulation of people and objects in the Renaissance, which has recently come to be called the ‘early modern period.’”

On the second:

“Even before there were modern nation states, Shakespeare was always already multilingual and international, an incipient global cultural commodity.”