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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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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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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

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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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Andreea Şerban

acts, as well as the original setting and period-specific character outfits. 28 Cf. Yujing Ma, ‘“Shakespearean Texts” in Japanese Manga: Versions of King Lear , The Merchant of Venice , Macbeth and Hamlet ’, 13–32, https

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

systematic process of othering whereby, following the end of the Cold War, the Balkan region was constructed as an antitype of civilization’. Inspired by Shakespeare’s depiction of pagan England in King Lear , Sarah Kane, too, tries to ‘shatter’ British