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   ISSN (Print) 2035-7680 - ISSN (Online) 1035-7680
   Published by U of Milan Homepage  [22 journals]
  • Will forever young! Shakespeare & Contemporary Culture

    • Authors: Mariacristina Cavecchi, Cristina Paravano, Margaret Rose
      Abstract: Editoriale/Editorial
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9224
  • Brave New Worlds. Shakespearean Tempests in Italian Prisons

    • Authors: Mariacristina Cavecchi
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: Shakespeare is a pivotal and much staged playwright by theatre companies of prisoners in Italy, even though the practice of theatre in prison in Italy has a much shorter tradition than in the Anglo-Saxon world. Among the many Shakespearean plays, "The Tempest" is a favourite, being obviously able to shine a new light on the themes of revenge, freedom and forgiveness that are central issues in a prison context. Undeniably, in Italy, productions of "The Tempest" in prison have deeply instilled new life into the staging of the Elizabethan playwright. The list includes different kinds of experiences ranging from drama therapy, where the process towards rehabilitation and reintegration is more important than the finished aesthetic product, to productions by theatre directors who are primarily concerned with the artistic medium of the theatre and its aesthetic qualities. A survey of Shakespeare theatrical practice in Italian prisons can help investigate and understand not only the aesthetic but also the political, social and economic consequences of the function of prison nowadays, and provides the first step towards an analysis of Shakespeare practice in Italian prisons in a broader context. By comparison with other European countries, we may also discover that some Italian experiences, such as Fabio Cavalli's work in Rome at the Rebibbia prison, or Armando Punzo's with the "Fortress Company" in Volterra are unique and they deserve more attention. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9174
  • “This is you”: Encountering Shakespeare with Tim Crouch

    • Authors: Sara Soncini
      Pages: 22 - 35
      Abstract: This essay considers Tim Crouch's "I Shakespeare", a suite of monologue plays based on "The Tempest" ("I, Caliban", 2003), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ("I, Peaseblossom", 2004), "Macbeth" ("I, Banquo", 2005), "Twelfth Night" ("I, Malvolio", 2010) and "Julius Caesar" ("I, Cinna (the poet)", 2012). While originally designed for a young audience, Crouch's adaptations have been performed in a variety of theatrical contexts that have added new and probably unforeseen dimensions to their negotiations with Shakespeare. In my analysis I turn to the notion of mobility as a key analytical tool to elucidate the method, aims, as well as the broader cultural meaning of Tim Crouch's reworkings. In his hands, Shakespeare is mobilized as a powerful resource to activate spectators and emphasize their co-authorship in the process of theatre. Through a combination of textual strategies and performance methods, the monologues construct the identities of Shakespeare's characters as multiple and mutable and, in parallel, cast their addressees in fluid, often contradictory roles. My main line of argument is that the plays' propensity of motion is rooted in their emphasis on Shakespeare as a highly mobile cultural signifier which seems confirmed by the monologues' journeys outside the UK. The further adaptational practices triggered by these encounters with foreign audiences are testament to the flexibility of Crouch's dramaturgy of process and its aptitude to accommodate new discursive identities and adjust to each new context of reception.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9175
  • Shakespeare’s Eternal Voice: Fictional autobiographies of the Bard

    • Authors: Tomasz Kowalski
      Pages: 36 - 45
      Abstract: The paper focuses on two fictional works that strive to revive Shakespeare's voice, that is Christopher Rush's "Will" (2007), and J. P. Wearing's ÒThe Shakespeare's Diaries: A Fictional Autobiography" (2007), which although significantly different in terms of form find common ground in employing the first-person narrative in order to depict Shakespeare's life. The author analyses the image of the Bard that emerges from the novel and the diary, and the way in which both works transform the facts known from certain documents or based on extensive research into a fictional narrative. He argues that although both works try to satisfy the curiosity of the readers, they belong to two different types of representations found in fictional biographies of the Bard, and therefore the images they create address different kinds of collective desires and fantasies of the mass audience.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9176
  • “The guy who wrote Romeo and Juliet”: Shakespeare and Young
           Adult fiction

    • Authors: Cristina Paravano
      Pages: 46 - 59
      Abstract: For American teenagers, Shakespeare is much more than "the guy who wrote Romeo and Juliet", as Lena Haloway innocently defines him in the dystopian novel Delirium. In the US Shakespeare is still a constant fixture, "a mainstay in the curricula of America's schools and colleges, and the value of reading his work is still assumed" (Vaughan, Vaughan 2012:2); teenagers are required to engage not only with the works of the Bard but also with their modern adaptations at different stages of their education.
      The present paper investigates three American YA novels, published between 1999 and 2012, in which teenagers engage with Shakespeare's works. For the characters, reading is a formative experience that alleviates their pain, enables them to externalize their feelings, and to develop emotionally, psychologically and socially: texts are related to the lives of the young protagonists, questioned, challenged, moralized and used as a lens through which one can examine the teen world. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9177
  • “Existences holding hands”: Winterson retelling Shakespeare

    • Authors: Elisa Bolchi
      Pages: 60 - 75
      Abstract: To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death,The Hogarth Press inaugurated The Hogarth Shakespeare project, which sees Shakespeare's works retold by acclaimed and bestselling novelists of today. The first volume of the series to appear was Jeanette Winterson's "The Gap of Time" (2015), a cover version of "The Winter's Tale". Winterson considers it a "talismanic text" for her,in part because it is a play about a foundling, and Winterson is one. But "The Winter's Tale" is also a play about forgiveness, a theme which has always been dear to Winterson, who wrote about it in "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal'" (2011).The paper aims to underline such aspects in her rewriting of Shakespeare's play, together with the theme of time, fundamental to both Shakespeare and Winterson. Time is indeed among the protagonists of "The Winter's Tale", which can be read as a "meditation on time" (Lombardo 2004), so much so that time is embodied as a speaking character in the Chorus. "Time is reversible", declares Winterson in her cover version; time redeems and can be redeemed, Shakespeare seems to suggest in "The Winter's Tale".
      "The Gap of Time" completes a retelling of such themes that Winterson started back in 1989 with her novel "Sexing the Cherry", in which she claimed that parallel lives, made of the alternative decisions not taken in the past, go on living so as to create an alternative present, which is what happens in "The Winter's Tale". 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9178
  • The Bard’s Journey to the “Small time” in China

    • Authors: Jun David Li
      Pages: 76 - 87
      Abstract: Borrowing the term "small-time Shakespeare" coined by Christy Desmet (1999) and adopted by Alexander Huang (2004, 2009), this paper is concerned with the concept in its sense of signifying an individual, local, and pointed production approach, in contrast to Òbig-time ShakespeareÓ performances defined as institutionalized, corporate, and conservative by Michael Bristol (1996). Addressing the particular context of Mainland China in the 21st century, two categories of Òsmall-timeÓ Shakespeare are examined in this paper: 1. the ÒautobiographicalÓ category that, according to Huang, is adapter-centered to stress local and even personal interpretations; 2. the ÒanthropologicalÓ category that is viewed as plural, inclusive, and encompassing by Stephen Purcell (2009). The first is represented by Lin ZhaohuaÕs Shakespeare adaptations, while the second is represented by ÒRomeo and JulietÓ, a performance in a city square tailor-made for migrant workers in Beijing in 2006. Through a comparative examination of these two categories, the author argues that Shakespeare performances are undergoing a conspicuous shift from the Òbig-timeÓ to the Òsmall-timeÓ in China and so far as the particular socio-economic and cultural conditions are concerned, the ÒanthropologicalÓ Shakespeare better fits the context of China and better serves ordinary audiences than the ÒautobiographicalÓ. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9179
  • When Shakespeare met Raimi: David Mence’s Macbeth re-arisen

    • Authors: Ruben Benatti, Angela Tiziana Tarantini
      Pages: 88 - 106
      Abstract: What would happen if Macbeth returned as a zombie' David Mence's "Macbeth Re-Arisen", a daring sequel of Shakespeare's Macbeth, is the answer to that question. According to award-winning author David Mence, the borders between pulp science fiction, fantasy and horror and literary fiction are more permeable than we think (Mence, 2014). In his audacious "Macbeth Re-Arisen", entirely written in blank verse, Mence blends the medieval Scotland depicted by Shakespeare with the maniacal zombies of Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" series.
      This article analyses the representation of zombies as characters in relation to David Mence's "Macbeth Re-Arisen", showing some continuity between this sequel of Shakespeares "Macbeth" and zombies in cinema, popular culture, and social studies. This article also analyses characters and topoi in ÒMacbeth Re-ArisenÓ and compares them to those in Shakesperare's "Macbeth".
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9180
  • “Mark the music”: Shakespearean female characters in
           contemporary rock music

    • Authors: Elisa Montironi
      Pages: 107 - 122
      Abstract: Through an investigation grounded on the theoretical and methodological guidelines provided by women's studies and reader response theories, this contribution aims to consider the ways in which Shakespeare's female characters are used and reshaped in the lyrics of rock songs written in English by male singer-songwriters, between the 1960s and the 1990s. Given the amplitude of the topic and the ungraspable nature of such fields as popular culture and pop-Shakespeare, the author does not (and cannot) aim to be exhaustive, but rather addresses the issue by selecting four characters, Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and Lady Macbeth, whose musical alter egos will be analysed by the close reading of a selection of songs written and sung by rock singer-songwriters chosen for their representativeness and their popularity. The analysis will try and answer the following questions: which aspects of the dramatic characters are highlighted or, on the contrary, omitted in the songs' What is the function of this musical use of Shakespeare's work' Through their musical identity, do these female characters reinforce or undermine the socio-cultural and psychological oppression of women characteristic of a patriarchal culture' What can the role of these musical offshoots play in the study of Shakespeare's reception'  
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9181
  • Shakespeare in the “Gangsta’s Paradise”. Akala and the empowering
           potential of the Bard’s poetry

    • Authors: Marco Canani
      Pages: 123 - 139
      Abstract: This article examines the work of British rapper Akala from the viewpoint of literary theory and literature as a social practice, discussing to what extent Shakespeare's work can inspire unprivileged audiences in meaningful new ways. Born Kingslee James Daley, Akala's work is rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background, drama, and the black hip-hop culture of the 1990s. Having founded his independent music label in 2003, in his breakthrough single "Shakespeare" (2006) Akala invited his audience to challenge stereotypical assumptions on hip-hop and rap, provocatively defining himself "like Shakespeare with a nigger twist". Inspired by a freestyle challenge, the pastiche "Comedy Tragedy History" (2007) further appropriates the Shakespearean legacy, dispelling canonical distinctions between high and low culture. After mapping Akala's ideas on music and poetry, this article explores his reworking of Shakespearean texts in the context of Todorov's argument on the plasticity of literary genres, with a specific focus on Akala's appropriation of Shakespeare's language. It then argues that Akala's appropriation strategies also surface in the activity of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company, discussing Akala's workshop at Milan's Juvenile Detention Centre Cesare Beccaria as a case study. As a last point, the article purports to re-contextualise the role of classic literature in contemporary society in the wake of such thinkers as Bourdieu and Nussbaum. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9182
  • Kill Shakespeare – This Bard contains graphic language!

    • Authors: Mauro Gentile
      Pages: 140 - 146
      Abstract: Today, adapting Shakespearean plays into comic books or graphic novels appears to be a well-established literary practice in contemporary storytelling. One of the most interesting examples is ÒKill ShakespeareÓ, a graphic novel written by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery and illustrated by Andy Belanger. In ÒKill ShakespeareÓ, the authors abandon the idea of adapting a single play to create a Shakespearian mashup in which Hamlet and Juliet fight such villains as Richard III and Lady Macbeth who try to kill a wizard named William Shakespeare.This is the premise for a compelling narration that intertwines various elements of the Shakespearean tradition and attempts to convey an idea of Elizabethan language to contemporary readers. While the characters are familiar, the quest is wholly new and triggers a series of transformations in the narrative, turning upside down the well-established images of Hamlet, Juliet and Othello. Beside the intriguing depictions of the female characters, especially Lady Macbeth,whose image poses questions about the representation of women in comic books, one of the most fertile narrative elements in Kill Shakespeare is the actual presence of William Shakespeare as a character. In conclusion, Del Col and McCreery prove they know their Shakespeare, surprising readers with a fresh approach which, hopefully, will enlarge the Shakespearean audience.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9188
  • Three Italian practitioners seeking a more popular audience for

    • Authors: Margaret Rose
      Pages: 147 - 159
      Abstract: My contribution, "Seeking a More Popular Audience for Shakespeare in Italy", starts by pinpointing the differences between Italy and the UK in the history of the staging of Shakespeare's plays and goes on to provide a brief account of the evolution of Shakespeare productions in Italy from the 1950s until the present. In the aftermath of World War Two, the so-called critical direction (regia critica) introduced a very different approach to the staging of Shakespeare. Directors, such a Giorgio Strehler and Luigi Squarzina, by commissioning new Italian translations that were philologically close to the originals, put the complete plays onstage, often for the first time. In a long career at Milan's Piccolo Teatro, spanning from the late 1940s until his death in 1997, Strehler succeeded in attracting a more mixed audience for Shakespeare than ever before. In the new millennium, his aims have been taken further by more recent practitioners. The final part of the contribution focuses on three contemporary Italian directors, Marco Ghelardi, Riccardo Mallus and Massimo Navone, who seek to bring Shakespeare to more popular audiences. In a bid to energise the Bard's work, they deploy strategies, such as reducing and rewriting the play, interactive staging techniques and tend to choose site specific venues rather than regular theatres.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9189
  • Staging Hamlet (2015)

    • Authors: Marco Isidori
      Pages: 160 - 163
      Abstract: In their thirty-years activity, Marcido Marcidorjs e Famosa Mimosa have been challenging received and ingrained ideas of drama by developing a style capable of reflecting the enormous vacuum of our time, without fearing to be outdated, without having to stick to any agenda but the one dictated by our will to bear witness.
      "Hamlet" is still able to fascinate us thanks to its uncommon psychological analysis, one which is surprisingly linear, despite - or should we rather say because of' - the depth and density of the knowledge that it conveys. "Hamlet"'s magic works through its poetry, which is like a scan enabling us to sound the inmost recesses of human action. The storyline, therefore, necessarily becomes a mere pre-text of representation, which, in fact, is almost always the case with us, since we are never content with just telling a story. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9192
  • Staging Shakespeare. Renato Sarti’s “rude mechanicals”
           (tragic) comedy

    • Authors: Maddalena Giovannelli
      Pages: 164 - 168
      "The same person," according to Socrates, "should know how to write comedy and tragedy; anybody who excels at tragedy will also be a master of comedy." Shakespeare's work, seeing its many registers and styles, seems to fully confirm Socrates' statement. But too often, on the most important stages in Italy, the tragic dimension of Shakespeare's plays prevails, and the actors seem to orient their actorial style in that direction. Yet with the Bard you can laugh, in actual fact you must laugh. Renato Sarti, director of Milan's "Teatro della Cooperativa" (Cooperativa Theatre), artistic director and playwright, seems to embody, through his own theatrical productions, the versatility of genre Socrates advocated.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9194
  • The Making of Remembering Shakespeare

    • Authors: Cecilia Rubino
      Pages: 169 - 186
      Abstract: The essay discusses the making of Cecilia Rubino's documentary “Remembering Shakespeare”. In collaboration with filmmaker Peter Lucas, she interviewed a wide range of people who live with Shakespeare's words embedded in their daily lives.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9196
  • Intervallo Nello spazio e nel tempo d’un sogno

    • Authors: Simona Medolago
      Pages: 187 - 199
      Abstract: Two fugitives find themselves in a garden, a place clearly created by man, waiting for someone to pick them up and give them a new possibility, a new life. Two different people, with different expectations from life and very different dreams for the future, wait for something to happen, ready to seize the moment. That is what the whole play is about: sometimes people need to escape, to leave everything behind, it is all they crave for, but, sometimes, even if they have the chance to do so, they lack the courage to do it for real. When all you know is murder, theft and crime, it is difficult to dream of something better, and sometimes, the dream abruptly ends, revealing what is real and what is not.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9197
  • Strands

    • Authors: Ester Bossi
      Pages: 200 - 205
      Abstract: On an empty stage, a spinning wheel and three chairs. Three women, belonging to the three different stages of life, housewives only in appearance.
      In a timeless dimension, imperceptibly to humans these three creatures discuss issues related to life and death. 
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9198
  • Fallimento

    • Authors: Davide Novello
      Pages: 206 - 212
      Abstract: The play focuses on the final debate in a presidential campaign. The two candidates are Richard III, unapologetic and ruthless, and Lady Macbeth, whose goal is power. Between them as a moderator there's Falstaff, who is forced to relinquish his comic personality.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9199
  • Mariangela Tempera and Keir Elam (eds.), Twelfth Night, dal testo alla

    • Authors: Giuliana Iannaccaro
      Pages: 213 - 217
      Abstract: Mariangela Tempera and Keir Elam (eds.), Twelfth Night, dal testo alla scena(Bologna, Emil, 2017, 285 pp. ISBN 978-88-6680-226-6)by Giuliana Iannaccaro
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9200
  • Luca Baratta “A Marvellous and Strange Event” Racconti di nascite
           mostruose nell’Inghilterra della prima età moderna

    • Authors: Arianna Antonielli
      Pages: 218 - 222
      Abstract: Luca Baratta “A Marvellous and Strange Event” Racconti di nascite mostruose nell’Inghilterra della prima età moderna(Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2016, 402 pp. ISBN print 978-88-6453-344-5, ISBN online 978-88-6453-345-2)by Arianna Antonielli
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.13130/2035-7680/9201
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