Shakespeare and Conflict: A European Perspective

Hardcover | March 18, 2013

EditorCarla Dente, Sara Soncini

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What are Shakespeare's uses of the conceptual space of conflict? And what has been the role played by principles, patterns and situations of conflict in the construction of the Shakespeare myth, and in its European and then global spread? This collection looks, from a truly pan-European vantage point, at the variety of conflictive and conflicting dimensions embedded in Shakespeare's texts (Part I); at the way Shakespeare's universe of discourse has been enlisted to address and dramatize conflicts of a socio-political, cultural or aesthetic nature (Part II); and at how Shakespearean meanings have been renegotiated through reception and reproduction in actual historical contexts of strife or outright belligerence (Part III). The fascinatingly complex picture that emerges from the original studies gathered here provides new insight into Shakespeare's unique position in world literature and culture.

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What are Shakespeare's uses of the conceptual space of conflict? And what has been the role played by principles, patterns and situations of conflict in the construction of the Shakespeare myth, and in its European and then global spread? This collection looks, from a truly pan-European vantage point, at the variety of conflictive and ...

CARLA DENTE is a professor of English Literature and Drama and Head of the Department of English at the University of Pisa, Italy. She is on the board of the International Shakespeare Association (ISA) and is co-Founder and President of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies (IASEMS). She has published on co...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 11.12 × 6.3 × 0.96 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230343279

ISBN - 13:9780230343276

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Table of Contents

List Of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes On Contributors
Foreword; T.Hoenselaars
General Introduction; C.Dente & S.Soncini
PART I: CONFLICT IN SHAKESPEARE
Introduction; P.Pugliatti
'What Country, Friends, Is This?': The Performance Of Conflict In Shakespeare's Drama Of Migration; S.Schülting
Killing By The Book: Scenes From The Duel Ritual; P.Pugliatti
The War Of 'Nothings' In The Tragedy Of King Lear; M.Grzegorzewska
Conflict And Convergence In Shakespeare's Wordplay; G.Niagolov
Stage And Conflict In The Phoenix And The Turtle; B.Drenkov
PART II: CONFLICT THROUGH SHAKESPEARE
Introduction; C.Dente
Translating Shakespeare In Sociolinguistic Conflicts: A Preliminary European Study; J.Tronch-Pérez
Shakespeare And The Continental Avant-Garde Through García Lorca's El Público (1930); J.F.Cerdá
Negotiating The Memory Of The People's War: Hamlet And The Ghosts Of Welfare In A Diary For Timothy By Humphrey Jennings (1944-45); A.Marzola
'In The Fearful Armour': Shakespeare, Heiner Müller And The Wall; M.R.Gomes
From Individual Conflict To Interlocking Conflicts: Performing The Merchant Of Venice For New European Audiences; F.Rayner
Cut 'N' Mix King Lear: Second Generation And Asian-British Identities; A.Marino
PART III: SHAKESPEARE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT
Introduction; M.Pfister
Work Of National Importance: Shakespeare In Dartmoor; C.Calvo
'The Play's The Thing': Hamlet In A Romanian Wartime Political Prison; M.Matei-Chesnoiu
'A Tongue In Every Wound Of Caesar': Performing Julius Caesar Behind Barbed Wire During The Second World War; T.Hoenselaars
'And, By Opposing, End Them': The Rhetoric Of Translators' Polemics; A.Cetera
Shakespeare's Sonnets De Profundis; M.Pfister
Selected Bibliography
Index