Romeo and Juliet in European Culture

| University of Murcia
| University of Namur
| University of Murcia
ISBN 9789027209122 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027264787 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense by considering not only critical-scholarly responses but also translations, adaptations, performances and various material and digital interventions which have, from the standpoint of their specific local contexts, contributed significantly to the consolidation of Romeo and Juliet as an integral part of Europe’s cultural heritage. Moving freely across Europe’s geography and history, and reflecting an awareness of political and cultural backgrounds, the volume suggests that Shakespeare’s tragedy of youthful love has never ceased to impose itself on us as a way of articulating connections between the local and the European and the global in cases where love and hatred get in each other’s way. The book is concluded by a selective timeline of the play’s different materialisations.
[Shakespeare in European Culture, 1]  2017.  xi, 331 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: European households, alike in dignity?
Juan F. Cerdá, Dirk Delabastita and Keith Gregor
Chapter 1. Heavenly eloquence: Romeo and Juliet and linguistic conflict
Balz Engler
Chapter 2. Juliet’s balcony: The balcony scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet across cultures and media
Manfred Pfister
Chapter 3. Romeo and Juliet in Germany: From the English actors to Goethe
Simon Williams
Chapter 4. Romeo and Juliet on the French stage: From the early versions to the English production at the Odéon Theatre in 1827
Isabelle Schwartz-Gastine
Chapter 5. Romeo and Juliet in Spain: The neoclassical versions
Ángel-Luis Pujante and Keith Gregor
Chapter 6. Judaisation in the first Hebrew translation of Romeo and Juliet
Lily Kahn
Chapter 7. Giulietta e Romeo : From early nineteenth-century Italian adaptations to Ernesto Rossi’s Shakespearean debut (1869)
Lisanna Calvi
Chapter 8. Star-crossed lovers in Sweden
Kiki Lindell
Chapter 9. Romeo and Juliet – The East Side Story: A note on Romania
Nicoleta Cinpoeş
Chapter 10. “Unveiling” Romeo and Juliet in Spain: Translation, performance and censorship
Elena Bandín Fuertes
Chapter 11. Romeo and Juliet in British culture: In fresh performance by The Royal Shakespeare Company
Susan L. Fischer
Chapter 12. A festival blockbuster: Romeo and Juliet at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Avignon Off
Isabel Guerrero
Chapter 13. What’s in a stamp? Romeo and Juliet in the postal system of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Francisco Fuentes
Chapter 14. “In fair [Europe], where we lay our scene” Romeo and Juliet, Europe and digital cultures
Stephen O’Neill
Chapter 15. A selective timeline of Romeo and Juliet in European culture
Jennifer de la Salud Ruiz Morgan
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Bigliazzi, Silvia
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BIC Subject: DSGS – Shakespeare studies & criticism
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