French essays on Shakespeare and his contemporaries: "what would France with us?"
The nineteen essays selected for this volume represent typical work concerning Shakespeare and related studies carried out in France over the past fifteen years. Interests run from textual history to drama and theater poetics, myth, and iconography. The work of directors staging Shakespeare in French, questions of time and space (including scenic space), the reception of music, the interpretation of songs in the theater, the monstrous as concept and metaphor, the changing tensions between language and reality, Homer or historiography as sources of Shakespeare, and the theme of war are other issues addressed. Some of the essays show the influence of structuralist poetics or poststructuralism; all rely on a thorough knowledge of Renaissance idiom and thought.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Preface / Jean-Marie Maguin -- "Travels in the Clouds": Metamorphosis, Doubt, and Reason in the Renaissance / Yves Peyre -- Time and Tragic Mode in The Duchess of Malfi / Jean-Pierre Maquerlot -- "God Gyve You Tyme and Space": Towards a Definition of Theatrical Space in the Tudor Interludes / Jean-Paul Debax -- Time and Place in Tudor Theater: Two Remarkable Achievements - Fulgens and Lucres and Gorboduc / Andre Lascombes -- Word and Action / Jean Michel Deprats -- Music and Difference: Elizabethan Stage Music and Its Reception / Pierre Iselin -- From Text to Stage: The Interpretation of Songs on the Elizabethan Stage / Francis Guinle -- Sad Stories / Dominique Goy-Blanquet -- Of a Monstrous Body / Richard Marienstras -- Epics and Ethics in 1 Henry IV / Ann Lecercle -- "Women and horses and power and war": Worship of Mars from I Henry IV to Coriolanus / Michele Willems -- The Lovers of Venice, or the Argonauts' Second Return: From Myth to Dramatic Representation / Raymond Gardette. Words and Things in All's Well That Ends Well / Francois Laroque -- Hamlet: The End of the Innocence of Language or the End of the Show? / Pierre Spriet -- Rise and Fall of the King of Darkness / J.-M. Maguin -- The Authenticity of the Hecate Scenes in Macbeth: Arguments and Counter-arguments / Henri Suhamy -- Monsters in the Literature and Spectacles of the English Renaissance: An Expression of Insecurity / M. T. Jones-Davies -- Baroque Space and Time in Chapman's Tragedy: The Conspiracy and Tragedy of Byron / Gisele Venet -- Topography in John Day's Plays: The Dialectic of Topicality and Utopia / Jean-Pierre Villquin.
- LCC: PR647
- Dewey Decimal: 822/.309
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 335 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Edition Info: (alk. paper)
- Shakespeare, William,1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation
- Shakespeare, William,1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- France
- English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism
- English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism
- English drama -- Appreciation -- France
- Criticism -- France
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