Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & His Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning

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Michele Marrapodi
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Literary Criticism - 286 pages
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The essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature and traditions on early modern English drama. The volume focuses strongly on Shakespeare but also includes contributions on Marston, Middleton, Ford, Brome, Aretino, and other early modern dramatists.
  

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Contents

Pastoral Jazz from the Writ to the Liberty
15
Castigliones Cortegiano
39
Virtuosity and Mimesis in the Commedia dell arte and Hamlet
69
Englishing Italian Errorand Adversarial
83
Shakespeares Problems with Italian
99
Harington Troilus and Cressida and the Poets
127
Shakespeares Dreams Sprites and the Recognition Game
141
Marstons The Malcontent and Guarinian
155
Shakespeare and Venice
169
the ReFashioning of
187
The Tempest as Italianate DisguisedDuke Play
207
Thomas Middleton Pietro Aretino
223
Index
273
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Michele Marrapodi is Professor of English Literature at the University of Palermo.

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