By Michael J. Redmond
The use of Italian tradition within the Jacobean theatre was once by no means an remoted gesture. In contemplating the ideological repercussions of references to Italy in famous works via Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Michael J. Redmond argues that early smooth intertextuality was once a dynamic means of allusion, citation, and revision. past any person narrative resource, Redmond foregrounds the elemental function of Italian textual precedents within the staging of household anxieties approximately nation trouble, nationalism, and court docket intrigue.
By concentrating on the self-conscious, overt practice session of current texts and genres, the e-book bargains a brand new method of the intertextual thoughts of early smooth English political drama. The pervasive stream of Cinquecento political theorists like Machiavelli, Castiglione, and Guicciardini mixed with recurrent English representations of Italy to make sure that the negotiation with past writing shaped a vital part of the dramatic agendas of interval plays.
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Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies) by Michael J. Redmond