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Shakespeare and Italian confessional treatises : pestilent speeches, infected ears

Rosanna Camerlingo

Title:
Shakespeare and Italian confessional treatises : pestilent speeches, infected ears
Author(s):
Camerlingo, Rosanna
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Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Geographic Area:
Europe
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
A few days ago I read in The New York Times that a businessman had entirely funded a production of Hamlet at Broadway where he himself acted Hamlet. The fact that this suffering, cerebral character created in the very beginning of the seventeenth century still appeals to us in a center of the modern world is something that may arouse some curiosity, to say the least. My thesis is that the character of Hamlet was built with material resulting from the cultural earthquake that changed the profile of European geography, and whose legacy is still with us today.
Subject(s):
English literature
Europeans
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Rosanna Camerlingo, , Shakespeare and Italian confessional treatises : pestilent speeches, infected ears, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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