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The Shades of a Shadow

Crime as the Dark Projection of Authority in Early Modern England

Maurizio Ascari

Hero’s maid to deceive Don Pedro and Claudio into believing that her mistress was being unfaithful. To make this situation more comic, Dogberry misunderstands Borachio’s words as slander: ‘Write down Prince John a villain. Why, this is flat perjury, to

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The Mysterious Mr Le Queux

War Novelist, Defence Publicist and Counterspy

Roger T. Stearn

-corset ’. Le Queux wrote that ‘mystery in a woman is always alluring’ and his heroine was usually mysterious, and under the influence of the villain. Le Queux prided himself on his expert knowledge of crime and criminology. 26 His villains were villainous

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Happiness Against All Odds

Incestuous Desires in John Ford's ’Tis Pity She's a Whore

Christoph Ehland

mother to a child unborn. Cardinal. Incestuous villain! (5.6.42–51) Twice again Giovanni frames his experience as happy. Although he brags about a happiness which is as much possessive as it is physical, he paints the pleasures of his incestuous

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David Nicol

! ROLFE You have insulted my sweet lady, Smith. How answer you this? What saidst thou to her? SMITH I’m all this while a-going, sir. 53 ROLFE Stay, sir. What didst thou say? SMITH ’Twas nothing, good my lord; I’ll leave you. ROLFE Villain! I have too long

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Othello in Oman

Aḥmad al-Izkī’s Fusion of Shakespeare and Classical Arab Epic

Katherine Hennessey

. Though it makes no direct reference to sectarian difference, all four of the play’s protagonists interact on a footing of mutual respect, which the villain Iago attempts to disrupt and throw into murderous chaos to further his own ends – thereby providing

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Where Character Is King

Gregory Doran’s Henriad

Alice Dailey

realization in the now: ‘Now he understands that he has been mixing with villains and will have to change. He is growing up’. 23 As Hartley points out, this reading puts the ‘actorly method’ ahead of the meaning of the text, which suggests, rather, that Hal

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‘Shakespeare Had the Passion of an Arab’

The Appropriation of Shakespeare in Fadia Faqir’s Willow Trees Don’t Weep

Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

; rather, he becomes an anti-hero. Curing injured people makes him a hypocrite when all of his family members are injured by his absence. Omar’s journey to Britain transforms him from an anti-hero to a real villain and terrorist. In Britain, Omar is no

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‘Abd al-Raḥīm Kamāl’s Dahsha

An Upper Egyptian Lear

Noha Mohamad Mohamad Ibraheem

-Visions of Shakespeare: On the Responses of Dickenson, Woolf, Rich, H.D. George Eliot, and Others , ed. Marianne Novy (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990), 192. 22 Maurice Charney, Shakespeare’s Villains (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson

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Gauging the Propagandist's Talents

William Le Queux's Dubious Place in Literary History: Part Two

A. Michael Matin

War in the Air was one of the many texts in which ‘the villain of the piece, the White Peril, was Prussia and her millions of German conscripts’. 80 And he observed that, subsequently, the project of publicly legitimising the war effort was largely

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Pueri Sunt Pueri

Machismo, Chivalry, and the Aggressive Pastimes of the Medieval Male Youth

Sean McGlynn

the connections between peasantry, criminality, and animal imagery. Discussing the fourteenth-century French proverb “The angry villains / are half mad” (“ Villains correciez / est demi enragiés ”), she observes that “half mad” could also mean “half