By Martin Procházka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov
Selected contributions to the 9th international Shakespeare Congress, which came about in July 2011 in Prague, signify the modern nation of Shakespeare reviews in thirty-eight international locations around the world. except readings of Shakespeare’s performs and poems, greater than 40 chapters map Renaissance contexts of his paintings in politics, theater, legislation, and fabric tradition and speak about quite a few situations of the impression of his works in worldwide tradition from the Americas to the some distance East, together with level productions, ebook tradition, translations, movie and tv variations, fairs, and nationwide background. The final portion of the booklet makes a speciality of the afterlife of Shakespeare within the paintings of the prime British dramatist Tom Stoppard.
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As we shall see, the Hamlet (or Amleth) story resonated differently with readers in France and England, and one of the results of its translation into English—first as a play, and then, in 1608, as a novella taken from Belleforest—was a strengthened association with the tragic example of late sixteenth-century France. ”1 One of several critics interested in Shakespeare’s engagement with French theories of resistance,2 Andrew Fitzmaurice looks first to Belleforest to show how Shakespeare’s treatment of republicanism departs from the “condemnation of both princely and republican politics”3 in his source.
Indb 30 10/31/13 10:27 AM Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion 31 [bloodied his hands with the blood of his own brother] (146r), ambition has led men to murder and treason. Belleforest cites numerous examples of fratricide and revenge from Roman history—including, importantly, the story of the Tarquin kings (146v– 147r)—before shifting his attention to more recent history. He cites the murder of Bajazeth by his son and the bloody struggles for the Turkish succession (147v), and then looks westward, to Europe, for further examples of murderous ambition.
Fitzmaurice, “The Corruption of Hamlet,” 144. 4. Fitzmaurice, “The Corruption of Hamlet,” 144. indb 35 10/31/13 10:27 AM 36 Elizabeth Pentland 5. While Fitzmaurice argues, following Bullough, that Shakespeare “was probably using either the 1576 edition or the 1582 text of Belleforest” (“The Corruption of Hamlet,” 144), the prefatory Argument, in both cases, is identical to that of the 1572 edition. 6. Fitzmaurice, “The Corruption of Hamlet,” 144. 7. The dedicatory epistle for this edition, written in Paris, was dated January 1572.