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Titus and Coriolanus in Tehran

Shakespeare's Roman Plays and Iran's Politics

Mohammadreza Hassanzadeh Javanian

political climate provides a venue for these directors to address domestic socio-political topics in their own unique ways. The theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare's Roman plays, in particular, best serve this purpose as they are set in Rome (not in Iran

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Daniel Gallimore

‘divine talk’ or ‘talk about the gods’ (even ‘talk with the gods’). None of Shakespeare's Roman plays are in that sense mythological dramas, although they can – as narrated by Shakespeare – be said to share with ‘myth’ a considerable historical distance

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Graham Holderness

Shakespeare's interest in ancient Rome spans the whole of his dramatic career, from Titus Andronicus to Cymbeline , while Roman history and Latin culture permeate the whole of his work, well beyond the explicitly ‘Romanplays and poems

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‘Our Troy, our Rome’

Classical Intertextuality in Titus Andronicus

Graham Holderness

classification as one of Shakespeare's bona fide ‘Romanplays. But the Rome of Titus is quite different from the historicist dramatisations of Rome in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. To start with, by general critical consensus, it is relatively

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Franziska Quabeck

Alexander Leggatt, Shakespeare’s Political Drama: The History Plays and the Roman Plays (London: Routledge, 1988), 87. 20 See Hamlet , ed. Harold Jenkins. The Arden Shakespeare Second Series (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1982), 346n60 and Hamlet , ed

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Ian Ward

Roman Play’, Shakespeare Quarterly 31 no.1 (1980) 31–33, suggesting that whilst the setting is primarily in Britain, ‘the presence of Rome, literal and spiritual, is pervasive’. Bergeron reads the play as an allegory of Augustus's extended family. 13

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Sine Dolore

Relative Painlessness in Shakespeare’s Laughter at War

Daniel Derrin

, Shakespeare’s Political Drama: The History Plays and the Roman Plays (London: Routledge, 1988), 85. 24 E. M. W. Tillyard, Shakespeare’s History Plays (1944; rpt. London: Chatto and Windus, 1948), 265. 25 Franziska Quabeck, Just and Unjust Wars in

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

History , xix. 45 Axel Honneth, The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts , trans. Joel Anderson (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995). 46 For more detailed analysis of doomed attempts at autonomy in Shakespeare’s Roman plays, see

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Maryamossadat Mousavi and Pyeaam Abbasi

This study explicates, in what follows, how a fresh and deeper understanding of Shakespeare's Roman play Coriolanus (c. 1608) can be acquired by employing the core theoretical concepts of existential semiotics. The article argues that the