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Shakespeare and Rome

Shakespeare and Rome

Forthcoming

Graham Holderness
February 28, 2018

In the first full length study to relate Shakespeare's Roman works to a longer history of the city of Rome, author Graham Holderness reads Shakespeare's Roman works”Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus”via a double perspective, the ancient and the modern. He argues...

Shakespeare, Caravaggio, and the Indistinct Regard

Shakespeare, Caravaggio, and the Indistinct Regard

Rocco Coronato
November 03, 2017

Shakespeare's Poetics: Aristotle and Anglo-Italian Renaissance Genres

Shakespeare's Poetics: Aristotle and Anglo-Italian Renaissance Genres

Sarah Dewar-Watson
September 21, 2017

The startling central idea behind this study is that the rediscovery of Aristotle's Poetics in the sixteenth century ultimately had a profound impact on almost every aspect of Shakespeare's late plays”their sources, subject matter and thematic concerns. Shakespeare's Poetics reveals the generic...

Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

Gabriela Dragnea Horvath
June 29, 2017

Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural...

Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence

Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence

Michele Marrapodi
February 22, 2017

Critical investigation into the rubric of 'Shakespeare and the visual arts' has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality and profiting from the...

Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning

Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning

Michele Marrapodi
November 28, 2016

Applying recent developments in new historicism and cultural materialism - along with the new perspectives opened up by the current debate on intertextuality and the construction of the theatrical text - the essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature,...

Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage

Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage

Michael J. Redmond
November 28, 2016

The use of Italian culture in the Jacobean theatre was never an isolated gesture. In considering the ideological repercussions of references to Italy in prominent works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Michael J. Redmond argues that early modern intertextuality was a dynamic process of...

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions

Michele Marrapodi
November 17, 2016

Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and...

Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso

Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso

Selene Scarsi
November 16, 2016

Situating itself in a long tradition of studies of Anglo-Italian literary relations in the Renaissance, this book consists of an analysis of the representation of women in the extant Elizabethan translations of the three major Italian Renaissance epic poems (Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando...

Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Rome

Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Rome

Maria Del Sapio Garbero
November 11, 2016

Contributors to this collection delve into the relationship between Rome and Shakespeare. They view the presence of Rome in Shakespeare's plays not simply as an unquestioned model of imperial culture, or a routine chapter in the history of literary influence, but rather as the problematic link...

Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama: Comic Elders on the Italian and Shakespearean Stage

Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama: Comic Elders on the Italian and Shakespearean Stage

Anthony Ellis
November 11, 2016

This first book-length study to trace the evolution of the comic old man in Italian and English Renaissance comedy shows how English dramatists adopted and reimagined an Italian model to reflect native concerns about and attitudes toward growing old. Anthony Ellis provides an in-depth study of the...

Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England: Literary and Political Influences from the Reformation to the Restoration

Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England: Literary and Political Influences from the Reformation to the Restoration

Alessandro Arienzo, Alessandra Petrina
October 03, 2016

Taking into consideration the political and literary issues hanging upon the circulation of Machiavelli's works in England, this volume highlights how topics and ideas stemming from Machiavelli's books - including but not limited to the Prince - strongly influenced the contemporary political debate...

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