German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

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Christa Jansohn
University of Delaware Press, 2006 - 318 páginas
This collection of fifteen essays offers a sample of German Shakespeare studies at the turn of the century. The articles are written by scholars in the old "Bundeslander" and deal with different topics such as culture, memory, and natural sciences in Shakespeare's work, Shakespearean spin-offs as well as with the reception of Venice and Shylock in Germany. The section on the German Shakespeare Society traces another kind of appropriation of Shakespeare in Germany. It discusses the founding of the society in 1864, its situation during the Third Reich, its split in 1963, and its reunification in 1993. This collection of articles (originally written in German) will make available for the first time the significant contributions of German Shakespeare studies to an English-speaking audience. Christa Jansohn is Professor of British Culture and Director of the Centre for British Studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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Índice

Recent Shakespeare Studies in Germany
3
The Battle of Memories in Shakespeares Histories
15
Cultures of Laughter and the Theater in Early Modern England
36
Laesa Imaginatio Or Imagination Infected by Passion in Shakespeares Love Tragedies
62
Lears Animal Kingdom
78
Structural Skepticism and the Invention of the Other in Early Modern English Literature
95
What of That? Romeo and Juliet in Hector Berliozs and Leonard Bernsteins Adaptations
122
The Magic of Other Texts as the Subject of DerPark by Botho StrauB
138
Shylock on the German Stage in the PostShoah Era
199
Shylock as a Theatrical Figure as a Human Being and as a Father
218
Shakespeare and the Founders
233
An Essay About the Political History of the German Shakespeare Society 19181945
249
The German ShakespeareGesellschaft During the Cold War
266
The German ShakespeareGesellschaft and Die Wende
286
Contributors
299
Index
303

Functions of Venice in Early Modern English Drama
155
A Pound of Flesh and the Economics of Christian Grace The Merchant of Venice
174

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Página 50 - And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous; and . shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Página 143 - I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lips and the nodding violet grows ; Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine...
Página 19 - I know thee not, old man : Fall to thy prayers ; How ill white hairs become a fool, and jester!
Página 62 - Lovers, and madmen, have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact.
Página 86 - Is man no more than this? Consider him well. Thou owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume. Ha! here's three on's are sophisticated! Thou art the thing itself; unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.

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