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Shakespeare and European Politics
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0587  Sunday, 12 October 2008

From:       Ton Hoenselaars <
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Date:       Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 15:01:46 +0200
Subject:    Shakespeare and European Politics

Shakespeare and European Politics
Edited by Dirk Delabastita, Jozef De Vos and Paul Franssen, with a Foreword by 
Ton Hoenselaars
Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008. 385 pages.
ISBN 978-0-87413-004-1

Shakespeare and European Politics is a contribution to what is beginning to look 
like a new tradition in Shakespeare studies: a tendency no longer to study 
Shakespeare only in his own historical or national contexts, but also as a 
cultural phenomenon with a European and international history and afterlife. The 
volume's main focus is on the ways in which, over the past 400 years, 
Shakespeare has played a role of significance within a European framework, 
particularly where a series of political events and ideologically based 
developments were concerned, such as the early modern wars of religion, the 
emergence of 'the nation' during the late-18th and 19th centuries, the First and 
Second World Wars, the process of European unification during the 1990s, the 
attack on the World Trade Center in New York, and Britain's participation in the 
war in Iraq.

Table of Contents:

Foreword
TON HOENSELAARS

General Introduction
EDITORS

Part I: Geography, History, and Politics

Introduction
JOHN DRAKAKIS
Making Shakespeare National
JOEP LEERSSEN
Twenty-Three Skidoo: Bringing Home the Bard
TERENCE HAWKES
"Here in Vienna": The Setting of Measure for Measure and the Political Semiology 
of Shakespeare's Europe
RODERICK J. LYALL
Shakespeare, Joyce, and the Politics of European Traditions
RAPHAEL INGELBIEN

Part II: Politics and/on the Stage

Introduction
DENNIS KENNEDY
Shakespeare, Napoleon, and Juan de Grimaldi: Cultural Politics and French Troops 
in Spain CLARA CALVO
Coriolanus in France from 1933 to 1977: Two Extreme Interpretations
ISABELLE SCHWARTZ-GASTINE
Der Merchant von Velence: The Merchant in London, Berlin, and Budapest during 
World War II
ZOLTAN MARKUS
Measuring the "Most Cheerful Barrack": Shakespeare's Measure for Measure in 
Hungary under the Kadar-regime (1964-1985)
VERONIKA SCHANDL
Feminist Movement and the Balance of Power in John Cranko's Ballet The Taming of 
the Shrew (Stuttgart, 1969)
NANCY ISENBERG
Re-writing Shakespeare: Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Muller, and the Politics of 
Performance LAWRENCE GUNTNER
Hybridization: A New Trend in German Shakespeare Productions
WILHELM HORTMANN

Part III: The Politics of Criticism

Introduction
MANFRED PFISTER
Groundlings, Gallants, Grocers: Shakespeare's Elizabethan Audience and the 
Political Agendas of Shakespeare Criticism
BETTINA BOECKER
Hamlet and Modernism: T. S. Eliot and G. Wilson Knight
JANET CLARE
"What dost thou think 'tis worth?": Timon of Athens and Politics as a 
Non-religious Religion
ANTONELLA PIAZZA
Re-educating Germany: BBC Shakespeare 1945
ANDREAS HOFELE

Part IV: Translating Politics, Politicizing Translation

Introduction
RUI CARVALHO HOMEM
Translating Europe into Your England
DOMINIQUE GOY-BLANQUET
Conservatism and Liberalism in the Four Spanish Renderings of Ducis's Hamlet
ANGEL-LUIS PUJANTE and KEITH GREGOR
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Socialist Realism: A Case-Study in 
Intersemiotic Translation
KAREN BENNETT
The Smithy of the Soul: Shakespeare, Translation, and Identity
MICHAEL CRONIN
Anthologies, Translations, and European Identities
DIRK DELABASTITA

Contributors

See http://www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/shakeseuropean.htm

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