Shakespeare and Hungary: Special Theme Section - The Law and Shakespeare

Shakespeare and Hungary: Special Theme Section - The Law and Shakespeare

By: Holger Klein (editor), Peter Davidhazi (editor)Hardback

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This yearbook contains essays by international scholars which deal with the actual position, past and present, of Shakespeare in Hungary, the country and culture, and which explore his images of regions of Hungary and of the Hungarian people. The special theme section discusses Shakespeare and his portryal of the law in his work. Issues include the stratagems in "The merry wives of Windsor", justice and mercy in "Measure for Measure" and Shakespeare's political consciousness.


Hamletizing the spirit of the nation - poltical uses of Kazinczy's 1790 translation, Andras Kisery; the domestication of Shakespeare in Hungary - the 19th century, Peter Davidhaz; "give me Shakespeare" - Laos Kossuth's english as an instrument of international politics, Tibor Frank; Hamlet the Hungarian, - a living monuement, Istvan Gehan; Janos Arany's translation of Hamlet, Andre Lorant; in search of the "real" Shakespeare - Sandor Hevesi's role in the development of Hungarian theatre arts, Peter Szaffo; Shakespeare in Milan Fust's writings, George Gomon; "Twelfth night" by two translators - a homogeneous text, Emery Geogre; "Loyalty to Shakespeare" - the cultural context of the 1952 Hamlet production of the Hungarian National Theatre, Zoltan Markus; King Lear's significance in the new Hungarian political context - 1989-1995, Tibor Fabiny; Whose immortality is it anyway? the Hungarian translations of Shakespeare's sonnet 18, Peter Egri; some new trends and practices in Hunarian Shakespeare studies, Zoltan Szilassy. Speacial theme section - the law and Shakespeare: "Our old storehouse" - Plowden's commentaries and political consciousness in Shakespeare, Lorna Hutson; the political context of Shakespeare's constitutionalism, Ian Ward. the law and politics of treason in Shakespeare's Lucrece, Barry Nass; Contracts and stratagems in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Simon Reynolds; the stubboness of Bernardine - justice and mercy in "Measure for Measure", David Lindley; "THe Tempest" and "Legal justification of Plantation in Virginia", B.J. and Mary Solkol. Other contributions: "Tongue-tied women and embarassed men in "Much Ado about Nothing and "The Winter's Tale", Lor Schroeder Haslem; "The Augury motif in Hamlet", Steven Dolorff.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773487277
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780773487277
  • ISBN10: 0773487271

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