How many playwrights, novelists, philosophers, artists, composers, performers, filmmakers, and critical thinkers influenced Samuel Beckett? And how profound has Beckett’s impact been on creative artists worldwide, who have responded to the stimulus of his work using every available medium, from theatre and television, through opera and contemporary art, to the internet and virtual reality?
This book may serve as an example of this effort. Edited and produced in close cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities of Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, and the Hungarian and German National Associations for Supervision and Coaching (MSZCT, DGSv), it offers relevant research reports by 22 scholars from all over Europe. Its aim is to inspire practitioners as much as researchers have been - and are - inspired by them.
William Shakespeare’s King Lear has long received considerable attention for textual, philological and theatrical reasons. This monograph combines the most recent academic research and the close reading of the 1608 Quarto text to find answers to the question what makes this play an outstanding and exceptional work of art. Written to be performed to a courtly audience, the text bears traces of the dramaturgical heritage of Tudor interludes as well as the tropes of early Jacobean public discourses on royal power. Relying on The Arte of English Poesie, George Puttenham’s Early Modern handbook of rhetorical and poetic conventions, the monograph offers a historically plausible understanding of the play and argues that the corporeal image cluster of the text corresponds to the rhetoric of the royal discourse based on the tropes of the body politic. The research findings eventually lead to the conclusion that the 1608 King Lear Quarto stands as a dramatic response to royal propaganda and it is meant to hold a mirror of governance to the royal court and to King James in particular, who supposedly was present at the first performance of the play in Whitehall.
|Szerzők(vesszővel elválasztva)||Judit Mudriczki|