Newly available in paperback, this collection of essays, written by distinguished international scholars, focuses on the structural influence of Italian literature, culture and society at large on Shakespeare's dramatic canon. Exploring recent methodological trends coming from Anglo-American new historicism and cultural materialism and innovative analyses of intertextuality, the volume's four thematic sections deal with 'Theory and practice', 'Culture and tradition', 'Text and ideology' and 'Stage and spectacle'.
In their own views and critical perspectives, the individual chapters throw fresh light on the dramatist's pliable technique of dramatic construction and break new ground in the field of influence studies and intertextuality as a whole.
A rich bibliography of secondary literature and a detailed index round off the volume.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
'Represents an important addition not only to earlier studies on Italian influences in early
modern English literature and culture but also to a new, genuinely interdisciplinary
Sonia Masai, Shakespeare Quarterly (2006)
'An impressive collection of critical essays.... written by an international team of respected critics.'
Alexander Shurbanov, English Studies (2007)
'As editor, no one is more qualified than Marrapodi to resume the inquiry set forth in the previous collections.'
Kyna Hamill, Theatre Journal (2007) -- .