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Gary Taylor

II , Romeo and Juliet , Othello and King Lear . But in Titus , it is hard to do anything poetically or philosophically with these four rapid deaths, and they are difficult to stage in a way that modern audiences find convincing. Wells

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Scott Maisano

Vulgar slang for ‘penis’. Shakespeare would later use the word in King Lear when Edgar, in the guise of Poor Tom o’ Bedlam, sings ‘Pillicock sat on Pillicock’s hill. / ’Allow, ’Allow, loo, loo!’ (3.4.73–4). The name also appears to play on the fact that

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Ian McEwan Celebrates Shakespeare

Hamlet in a Nutshell

Elena Bandín and Elisa González

-Seed ( The Tempest ), Tracy Chevalier's New Boy ( Othello ), Gillian Flynn's Hamlet , Jo Nesbø's Macbeth and Edward St Aubyn's King Lear . Hogarth Press commissioned a number of best-loved novelists to take the plays of Shakespeare and use them to

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Samira al-Khawaldeh, Soumaya Bouacida, and Moufida Zaidi

.1.365. 9 A.C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (London: Macmillan, 1961), 144. 10 L.P. Harvey, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2005), 4. 11 Giraldi Cinthio (1565

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‘You Mean Some Strange Revenge’

The Jacobean Intersections of Revenge and the Strange

Katherine M. Graham

. V: 1603–1608 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 190. 52 Peter Womack, ‘Nobody, Somebody, and King Lear ’, NTQ 23, no. 3 (2007), 195–207, here 196. 53 Ibid., 195. 54 Davies, ‘Strange Devices’, 141.

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James Longhurst, Sheila Dwyer, John Lennon, Zhenhua Chen, Rudi Volti, Gopalan Balachandran, Katarina Gephardt, Mathieu Flonneau, Kyle Shelton, and Fiona Wilkie

of the Travelling Symphony as they take theater and music to the settlements dotted around what was North America. Connecting these two main strands is Kirsten, a child performer in the production of King Lear in which Arthur dies onstage in the

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A Bar Mitzvah Year

Rethinking Ritual

Ilana Korber

high winds and pouring rain, our sons acted out the cliff scene from King Lear and my son recited Matthew Arnold’s poem Dover Beach. The second leg of the literary tour took us to the Lake District for the Easter holidays. Here we followed the

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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

which provides an overview of his conception of the term; 50 the second features some close reading of the ideological currents at play in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear ; 51 and the third examines the ideological biases present in the

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Hamlet’s Catch-22

A Psychoanalytic Reading of Hamlet and Catch-22

Bahareh Azad and Pyeaam Abbasi

: Routledge, 2003), 6. 5 A. C. Bradley, Shakespearean Tragedy; Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth (London: Macmillan, 1905), 72–102. 6 All extracts from Hamlet have been taken from: William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of

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Shakespeare’s Orientalism Revisited

A Postcolonial Study of the Appropriation of Arabic/Islamic Allusions and Matters in the Bard’s Oeuvre

Mahmoud F. Al-Shetawi

suffices here to mention that Shakespeare alludes to Persians only twice in his entire canon: The Merchant of Venice (II.i.25) and King Lear (III.vi.81). Finally, one should draw attention to a possible Oriental source for The Taming of the Shrew