In his article "Huang's and Donaldson's Global Shakespeares and the Digital Turn" Tsu-Chung Su explores the Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive <http://globalshakespeares.org> founded by Alexander C.Y. Huang and Peter Donaldson. Su traces the nature and history of the Archive and its raison d'être of the two founders' concern with archives and archival performance. Further, Su examines how authority and order are exercised in the project with regards to its purposes, cybernetic laws, digital logics, and the overall organizing principles concerning the Archive, its potentials, gains, and prospects, as well as its limits, difficulties, and disadvantages. Overall, Su argues that the Archive makes Shakespeare's presence compelling in our time digitally, ethnically, and globally. While facing new problems and challenges along the way, the Archive directs us to the future of the performing arts, scholarship, and pedagogy.
"Huang's and Donaldson's Global Shakespeares and the Digital Turn."
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