“When Golden Time Convents”: Twelfth Night and Shakespeare's Eastern Promise

  title={“When Golden Time Convents”: Twelfth Night and Shakespeare's Eastern Promise},
  author={Richard Wilson},
  pages={209 - 226}
At the British Museum's Shah Abbas exhibition quotations from Twelfth Night reassured visitors Shakespeare was as familiar with ‘the Sophy’ as with Elizabeth. One of four dedicated to empire and globalization, the show used Shakespeare's ‘universalism’ in the debate about ownership of cultural property, to illustrate director Neil MacGregor's idea of the museum as ‘the world under one roof’. But critics of the series object that an emphasis on ‘the food of love’ effaces Islamic or Aztec… 
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