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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

cultural text of our fin-de-siècle , Alan Bennett’s 1991 play The Madness of King George III . For there the plot turns on a literal restoration of the Hanoverian monarch by ‘reading a spot of Shakespeare’, when he takes the part of King Lear, with

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

at times appropriating it. 3 In my case, having read Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear in Arabic long before I could compose a full sentence in English, I began by echoing imperialist messages but grew critical of the Shakespeare phenomenon over time

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Shylock in the Cinema

Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice

Maria-Clara Versiani Galery

as he coins it – Alan Abraham Stone, a professor of law and psychiatry, praises Pacino for adding ‘shades of King Lear’ to the role. At sixty-four years of age, affirms Stone, Pacino played Shakespeare’s Jew as a man who tries to maintain his

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Scott Maisano

-Fall’n: Characters Named Antonio in English Renaissance Drama’, in Renaissance Drama 20 (1989), pp. 197–236. 10. PILLICOCK Vulgar slang for ‘penis’. Shakespeare would later use the word in King Lear when Edgar, in the guise of Poor Tom o’ Bedlam, sings

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A Bar Mitzvah Year

Rethinking Ritual

Ilana Korber

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 Wordsworth trail, visiting many of the

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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

after the collapse, centering on the performers 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

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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

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 criticism of Samuel Johnson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 52 At the end of the piece

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Hamlet’s Catch-22

A Psychoanalytic Reading of Hamlet and Catch-22

Bahareh Azad and Pyeaam Abbasi

, 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 Denmark (Champaign, IL: Project Gutenberg, 1999). 7 Janette Dillon, The Cambridge

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Provincial Shakespeare

Donald Wolfit, Marginality, and The Merry Wives of Windsor

Christopher Marlow

those who find his provincial background difficult to reconcile with his achievements, the greatest of which, most agree, was King Lear . He is Donald Wolfit and the town is Newark-upon-Trent, in the county of Nottinghamshire. A major concern of this

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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