Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in a various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare's work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include: * The Woman Prized or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher * The History of King Lear Nahum Tate * King Stephen: a Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats * The Public (El Pùblico) Federico Garcia Lorca * The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht * uMabatha Welcome Msomi * Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz * Hamletmachine Heiner Müller * Lear's Daughters The Women's Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein * Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel * This Island's Mine Philip Osment * Harlem Duet Djanet Sears Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to theatrical adaptation and the rewriting of Shakespeare. The editors conclude with a section on further adaptations of interest. Adaptations of Shakespeare is the essential guide to a fascinating area of study.Fischlin, Daniel is the author of 'Adaptations of Shakespeare A Critical Anthology of Plays from the Seventeenth Century to the Present' with ISBN 9780415198943 and ISBN 0415198941.