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Palgrave Macmillan

Shakespeare and Conflict

A European Perspective

ISBN 9780230343276
Publication Date March 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

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.

CARLA DENTE is Professor of English Literature and History of English Drama and Theatre at the University of Pisa, Italy. A founding member and former president of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies, she has published extensively on Shakespearean and Renaissance theatre, contemporary drama, and translation.
SARA SONCINI is a researcher and lecturer in English Literature at the University of Pisa, Italy. Her publications include Playing with(in) the Restoration (1999) and the collections Conflict Zones (2004), Myths of Europe (2007), Crossing Time and Space: Shakespeare Translation in Present-day Europe (2008).

List Of Figures
Notes On Contributors
Foreword; T.Hoenselaars
General Introduction; C.Dente & S.Soncini
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
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
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

CLARA CALVO Professor of English Studies at the University of Murcia, Spain
JUAN F. CERDÁ Lecturer at the University of Murcia, Spain
ANNA CETERA Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Warsaw, Poland
BORIS DRENKOV holds a PhD from the University of Munich, Germany
MAŁGORZATA GRZEGORZEWSKA teaches English Literature at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
TON HOENSELAARS Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
ALESSANDRA MARINO Research Associate at The Open University, UK
ALESSANDRA MARZOLA Professor of English Literature at the University of Bergamo, Italy
MONICA MATEI-CHESNOIU Associate Professor of English Literature at Ovidius University Constanta, Romania
GEORGI NIAGOLOV teaches English Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the Department of British and American Studies at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria
MANFRED PFISTER formerly Professor of English at the Freie Universität Berlin and member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany
PAOLA PUGLIATTI formerly Professor of English Literature at the University of Florence, Italy
FRANCESCA RAYNER Assistant Professor at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal
SABINE SCHÜLTING Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
JESÚS TRONCH-PÉREZ Senior Lecturer at the University of Valencia, Spain


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