Wyn Mason

Swansea University: Welsh

Wyn Mason

Swansea University: Welsh

This research is a practice as research investigation into the creative possibilities of adapting and appropriating the dramatic texts of Shakespeare as a way of exploring themes relating to postcolonial Wales. There are numerous examples worldwide of Shakespeare plays being theatrically adapted from a postcolonial perspective, but there is little evidence of this within a Welsh context. The research attempts to establish that it is possible to use English canonic texts, such as The Tempest and Hamlet, as sources to devise new Welsh postcolonial plays.

Start Date: October 2016