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Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and civic life : the boundaries of civic space / edited by Silvia Bigliazzi and Lisanna Calvi.

Contents: Introduction Silvia Bigliazzi and Lisanna Calvi Prologue: Shakespeare and Verona Stanley Wells Part I: Dialectics of Private and Public Spaces 1. Classical Paradigms of Tragic Choice in Civic Stories of Love and Death Guido Avezzu 2. Private and Public Spheres and the 'Civic Turn' in Da Porto, Bandello, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Robert Henke 3. Shakespeare as 'Chief Architect and Plotter': Romeo and Juliet and Civic Space Roy Eriksen 4. Inside-Outside: Love, Household, and City in Romeo and Juliet Mera J. Flaumenhaft 5. Defiance and Denial: Paradigms of Civic Transgression and Transcendence in Romeo and Juliet Silvia Bigliazzi 6. Tying the Knot in "fair verona": the Private and Public Spaces of Marriage in Romeo and Juliet Lisanna Calvi 7. Silencing the Natural Body: Notes on the Monumental Body in Romeo and Juliet Silvia Bigliazzi and Lucia Nigri Part II: Civic Performances and R Jspaces 8. "For these dead birds sigh a prayer" Paul Edmondson 9. "Wherefore art thou Marius?": otway's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet Loretta Innocenti 10. Brooke, Garrick, Romeo and Juliet, and the Public Sphere Michael Dobson 11. At Juliet's Tomb: Anglophone Travel-Writing and Shakespeare's Verona, 1814-1914 Nicola J. Watson 12. Producing a (R )Jspace: Discursive and Social Practices in Verona Silvia Bigliazzi and Lisanna Calvi 13. Perche sei tu?: Lindsay Kemp's "gift of memory" Jacquelyn Bessell 14. Stage(d) Reconciliations: Romeo and Juliet and the Politics of Bilingual Shakespeare Productions in Germany Bettina Boecker Afterword: "What's past is prologue": Civic Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet and Beyond Ewan Fernie and Paul Edmondson.