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A lively collection of essays from scholars from across Europe, North America and Australia, including some with first-hand experience of the Yugoslav civil war or of life behind the 'iron curtain'. The book ranges from Shakespeare's use of manuals on war written for the sixteenth-century English public by an English mercenary serving in the Spanish army in the Netherlands, to reflections on the ways in which Shakespeare has been represented in Nazi Germany, wartime Denmark, or ...
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Shakespeare and War

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Overview

A lively collection of essays from scholars from across Europe, North America and Australia, including some with first-hand experience of the Yugoslav civil war or of life behind the 'iron curtain'. The book ranges from Shakespeare's use of manuals on war written for the sixteenth-century English public by an English mercenary serving in the Spanish army in the Netherlands, to reflections on the ways in which Shakespeare has been represented in Nazi Germany, wartime Denmark, or cold-war Romania.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230253810
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/14/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 880 KB

Meet the Author

PAUL J. C. M. FRANSSEN is Lecturer in British Literature at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He obtained his PhD there in 1987, and specializes in Shakespeare studies. He has published widely on Shakespeare and related topics, and coedited two volumes, one on the author as character and one on Shakespeare and European Politics.

ROS KING is Professor of English Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. She has published extensively on renaissance drama and culture, including The Works of Richard Edwards: Politics, Poetry and Performance in Sixteenth-Century England and Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain.

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Table of Contents


1 War and Shakespearean dramaturgy Ros King Paul J. C. M. Franssen Franssen, Paul J. C. M. 1
2 'The disciplines of war' : Elizabethan war manuals and Shakespeare's tragicomic vision Ros King King, Ros 15
3 War in Shakespeare's Edward III Ellen C. Caldwell Caldwell, Ellen C. 30
4 Shakespeare and peace Thomas Kullmann Kullmann, Thomas 43
5 Some social costs of war Ruth Morse Morse, Ruth 56
6 Henry V and the performance of war R. Scott Fraser Fraser, R. Scott 71
7 Drums and roses? : the tragicomedy of war in All's well that ends well Helen Wilcox Wilcox, Helen 84
8 Political speech and the wars in King John Dana Chetrinescu Percec Percec, Dana Chetrinescu 96
9 'Faking it' : provenance, persuasion and the Renaissance military subject Simon Barker Barker, Simon 109
10 Religion and war in Romanian translations of Henry V Madalina Nicolaescu Nicolaescu, Madalina 125
11 Shakespeare's Coriolanus as staged in Heiner Muller's Gennania 3 Ruth Freifrau von Ledebur von Ledebur, Ruth Freifrau 138
12 'Something is rotten ... ' Niels B. Hansen Hansen, Niels B. 153
13 Never-ending conflict : man (and woman) as death bearer in Testori's Macbetto Carla Dente Dente, Carla 166
14 The nightmare of indifference : Shakespeare's Sonnet 121 and the war in former Yugoslavia Ivan Lupic Lupic, Ivan 183
15 Whose 'triumph'? : The taming of the shrew in Berlin during World War II Zoltan Markus Markus, Zoltan 197
16 'So the Falklands, so Agincourt : "fuck the frogs" ' : Michael Bogdanov's English Shakespeare Company's Wars of the roses David Carnegie Carnegie, David 213
17 Meditations in a time of (displaced) war : Henry V, money, and theethics of performing history Diana E. Henderson Henderson, Diana E. 226 Select bibliography 243 Index 245
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