Appropriation Conversation With Joyce Green MacDonald

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Everybody always wants to know, why did you start doing this? 1 Or when did you start doing this? And I always like to think of myself, now that I look back on it, I think that I was always sort of an appropriative reader of Shakespeare. Because, growing up in the household I grew up in, my parents were from the Deep South, from Selma, Alabama, and neither one of them had very much formal education. They probably finished the equivalent of maybe the eighth grade, if that. And so, by the time they settled in Louisville, they were very ambitious for their children, and they wanted us to go to school and be educated. But I always felt myself and our family to be in kind of a process, which is the word you use before going, starting someplace like in Jim Crow and then moving towards this kind of unmarked future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShakespeare and Cultural Appropriation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781000855371
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Vanessa I. Corredera, L. Monique Pittman, Geoffrey Way; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.

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