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Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance : appropriation, transformation, opposition / edited by Michele Marrapodi.

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    [Farnham] : Ashgate, [2014].

  • Editor

    Marrapodi, Michele

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Knowledge Italy.

    English drama Italian influences

    English drama 17th century History and criticism

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    65.09 Italy/SHA

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  • Physical description

    xi, 373 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.

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Contents: Introduction: Shakespearean subversions, Michele Marrapodi. Part I Appropriations of Poetry and Prose: Sprezzatura and embarrassment in The Merchant of Venice, Harry Berger Jr.; A niggle of doubt: courtliness and chastity in Shakespeare and Castiglione, John Roe; Dramatic appropriations of Italian courtliness, Thomas Kullmann; Disowning the bond: Coriolanus's forgetful humanism, Maria Del Sapio Garbero; Matteo Bandello's social authorship and Paulina as patroness in The Winter's Tale, Melissa Walter; Tracing a villain: typological intertextuality in the works of Painter, Webster, Cinthio, and Shakespeare, Karen Zyck Galbraith. Part II Transformations of Topoi and Theatregrams: 'Wanton pictures': the baffling of Christopher Sly and the visual-verbal intercourse of early modern erotic arts, Keir Elam; Shylock's Venice and the grammar of the modern city, Sergio Costola and Michael Saenger; Helen the Italianate theatrical wayfarer of All's Well That Ends Well, Eric Nicholson; 'These times of woe': the contraction and dislocation of time in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Bruce W. Young; 'Dark is light': from Italy to England: challenging tradition through colours, Camilla Caporicci; The Italian Commedia and the fashioning of the Shakespearean fool, Iuliana Tanase. Part III Oppositions of Ideologies and Cultures: The Aretinean intertext and the heterodoxy of The Taming of the Shrew, Michele Marrapodi; Shakespeare Italianate: skeptical crises in three kinds of play, Lawrence Rhu; The Jew and the justice of Venice, Hanna Scolnicov; Hamlet, Ortensio Lando, or 'to be or not to be' paradoxically explained, Rocco Coronato; Much ado about Italians in Renaissance London, Duncan Salkeld; Shakespeare, Italian music-drama, and contemporary performance: space, time, and the acoustic worlds of Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, Anthony R. Guneratne. Bibliography; Index.