List of John Benjamins publications for which Silvia Bigliazzi plays a role.
Subjects Narrative Studies | Theoretical literature & literary studies
The essay explores selected examples of theatrical and philosophical Italian responses to Shakespeare in relation to a diffused sense of crisis of representation, entailing a crisis of the subject, from the early 1980s to 2016. It investigates how after about more than three decades that sense of… read more | Chapter
The essay argues that Shakespeare’s Tercentenary in 1916, following the peak of his popularity on the nineteenth-century Italian stages, coincided with a peculiar cultural and political transition in Italy due to Italy’s ‘embarrassing’ entry into the war alongside the Entente in 1915. By proceeding… read more | Chapter
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar was a play that Italian Fascism accurately exploited during various transitions in the history of its regime. Although in many respects a difficult play, full of thorny ambiguities for Fascist ideology, it offered good possibilities for propaganda, if appositely… read more | Chapter
Against the backdrop of widespread topical readings of Richard III as post-war allegories of totalitarianisms ‘reconciling’ us with painful memories of trauma and monstrosity, this chapter discusses Carmelo Bene’s experiment in minoritisation as a form of political disengagement but also political… read more | Chapter