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Panel 7. Rewriting The Tempest for Contemporary Europe: Changes and Changelings

This panel will highlight several major paradigm shifts in the creative and critical approaches to The Tempest observable in the last decade in Europe within specific social and cultural milieux and theatre ecologies. The panelists will focus on three case studies sourced from Poland, Wales and England to analyse the changes visible in reinterpreting Shakespeare’s The Tempest  for adaptation and performance. Reclaiming minoritised voices, revalorising the periphery and renegotiating the complex cultural legacy of this radically open text is what connects the productions under discussion.