Turning Turk: English Theater and the Multicultural by D. Vitkus

By D. Vitkus

Turning Turk appears to be like at touch among the English and different cultures within the early smooth Mediterranean, and analyzes the illustration of that have at the London degree. Vitkus's publication demonstrates that the English stumble upon with unique alterity, and the theatrical representations encouraged by way of that come across, helped to shape the emergent id of an English state that used to be eagerly fantasizing approximately having an empire, yet used to be nonetheless within the initial part of its colonizing force. Vitkus' learn indicates how performs concerning the multi-cultural Mediterranean participated during this technique of id formation, and the way anxieties approximately spiritual conversion, international exchange and miscegenation have been the most important components within the formation of that identity.

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