Alexa Alice Joubin deposited “Shakespeare as a Digital Nomad: An Afterword,” Digital Shakespeares from the Global South, ed. Amrita Sen (New York: Palgrave, 2022), pp. 93-104. in the group GS Drama and Performance on MLA Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The rise of global Shakespeare as an industry and cultural practice—the incorporation of Shakespearean performance in cultural diplomacy and in the cultural marketplace—is aided by digital tools of dissemination and digital forms of artistic expression. Shakespeare has evolved from a cultural nomad in the past centuries—a body of works with no permanent artistic home base—to a digital nomad in the twenty-first century—an artist whose livelihood depends on commissions online and who works from any number of physical locations. The digital sphere is now the most important habitation for global Shakespeare, especially in the era of the pandemic of Covid-19. A nomad may not have a place to call home, but they can also lay claim to any cultural location.