The picture of Spanish Shakespeare has been greatly conditioned by the culture in which he was misappropriated in particular forms. Shakespeares reception has been a process of acculturation which includes assimilation, cultural fusion, and a new synthesis of cultural elements. Culture has become a clue to understanding the rise and growth of Shakespeare in Spain where he represented a literary otherness which threatened the essence of Spanish culture, as he "merely continues to signify Englishness".
Jose Manuel Gonzalez; Introduction: Spanish Shakespeares 1; Part I: Texts and Contexts Angel Luis Pujante; But was there ever a 'Spanish' First Folio? 17; Jesus Tronch-Perez; A Comparison of the Suspect Texts of Lope de Vega's La dama boba and Shakespeare's Hamlet 30; Clara Calvo; Shakespeare and Spain in 1916: Shakespearean Biography and Spanish Neutrality in the Great War 58; Laura Campillo Arnaiz; Elizabethan Culture-Bound Elements in Translation. A Case Study: The First Part of Henry IV 77; Rogerio Miguel Puga; The 'Lusiads' at Sea and the Spaniards at War in Elizabethan Drama: Shakespeare and the Portuguese Discoveries 90; Part II: Shakespeare, His Spanish Contemporaries and Their Plays; Jose Manuel Gonzalez; History as Ideology: The Shaping of National Identities in the Historical Plays of Shakespeare and Calderon 115; Anita Howard; The King's Soul: The Reformed Subject in Shakespeare/Fletcher, Henry VIII and Calderon de la Barca, La cisma de Ingalaterra 129; Ivan Canadas; Parable, Justice, and the Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Lope de Vega's El mejor alcalde, el rey 147; Frederick Kiefer; Creating a Christian Revenger: The Spanish Tragedy and its Progeny vs. Hamlet 159; Maria Jose Al Varez Faedo; The Merry Wives of Windsor in Spain 360; Part VI: Bibliography; Jose Manuel Gonzalez and Clara Ferrandiz; Shakespeare and Spain. A Bibliography 375; Other Contributions; Monika Seidl; Hamlet, the Sponge and Hamlet, the Angel of Vengeance About a Turkish Version of Hamlet 401; Michael J. Redmond; "Tis Common Knowledge": Italian Stereotypes and Audience Response in Much Ado About Nothing and The Novella 419; Mahmoud F. Alshetawi; Shakespeare's Journey into the Arab World: An Initial Bibliography 442; Reviews; The Cambridge "King Lear" CD-Rom: Text and Performance Archive (Christopher Smith) 500; Anthony James West. The Shakespeare First Folio: The History of the Book, Volume 1, An Account of the First Folio Based on Its Sales and Prices, 1623-2000. (Alex Perkins) 503; Park Honan. Shakespeare: A Life. (Glyn Pursglove) 505; The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. Ed. Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells (Alex Burnett) 508; Shakespeare's Ovid: The 'Metamorphoses' in the Plays and Poems. Ed. A.B. Taylor (Andrew Hiscock) 511; Ewan Fernie. Shame in Shakespeare (Katharine A. Craik) 515; Beatrix Hesse. Shakespeares Komodien aus der Sicht der Pragmatischen Kommunikationstheorie (Norbert Greiner) 519