Shakespeare and Crisis

One hundred years of Italian narratives

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| University of Verona
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Shakespeare and Crisis: One hundred years of Italian narratives explores how Shakespeare intervened in the Italian socio-political and cultural scene between his third and fourth centenaries, at times which were manifestly perceived as ‘critical’. It asks which complex mythopoietic processes contributed to shaping regimes of reading Shakespeare in response to those times of crisis. Crises of national identity during the Great War and the Fascist regime, crises of history in the 1970s, and crises of representation in the second half of the twentieth century extending into the new millennium constitute the three main areas of a discussion that ultimately aims at probing into the role of literature at times of crisis. The volume situates itself at the juncture of European Shakespeare studies and studies of Shakespeare and Italy. It addresses essential questions about the position of literature in society, offering at different levels new insights for scholars, students, and the general reader.
[Shakespeare in European Culture, 2]  Expected June 2020.  x, 292 pp.
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Acknowledgements
vii
List of contributors
ix–x
Introduction
Silvia Bigliazzi
1–21
Part 1. Identity crises
Chapter 1. 1916: Italian narratives of the Tercentenary crisis
Silvia Bigliazzi
25–49
Chapter 2. Waiting for Caesar
Guido Avezzù
51–94
Chapter 3. Fascist crises: Shakespeare, ‘thou art mighty yet!’
Silvia Bigliazzi
95–145
Part 2. Power games and the crisis of history
Chapter 4. “A great crisis of identification and understanding of reality”: Strehler’s journey through Shakespeare
Lucia Nigri
149–174
Chapter 5. Allegorising and minoritising Richard III
Silvia Bigliazzi and Guido Avezzù
175–211
Part 3. Crises of representation
Chapter 6. Notes on Shakespeare, simulacra, and the aporias of ‘acting’
Silvia Bigliazzi
215–243
Chapter 7. Narrating and unravelling Italian crises through Shakespeare (2000–2016)
Maria Elisa Montironi
245–275
Afterword
Silvia Bigliazzi
277–282
Index of Names
283–290
Index of Subjects
291–292
Subjects

Linguistics

Narrative Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSG – Literary studies: plays & playwrights
BISAC Subject: LIT004130 – LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General