Shakespeare and Scandinavia: A Collection of Nordic Studies

Gunnar Sorelius
University of Delaware Press, 2002 - 213 sider
"One study deals with the Elizabethans' incomplete and erroneous knowledge of Scandinavian geography and the resulting confusion in Hamlet. Another essay discusses the ever-recurring problem of Othello's color. Further studies are concerned with the loose ends and contradictions in Shakespeare's plays and the ways in which these enhance the dramatic effect, and with the architectonic aspects of his drama. On the latter subject special attention is given to The Tempest and Julius Caesar, but other dramas such as Henry V and Hamlet are also considered. One close study of Henry V proposes a "Shakespearean philology" and raises fundamental questions of the relationship between language use and the exercise of power.

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Shakespeares Historical Drama
The Vision of Master and Servant in Antony and Cleopatra
Was Othello Black?
The Geography ofHamlet
Improvisation and Revision in Shakespeares Plays
On Construction and Significance in Shakespearean Drama
Henry V and the Strength and Weakness of Words Shakespearean Philology Historicist Criticism Communicative Pragmatics
Notes on Metrical and Deictical Problems in Shakespeare Translation
Observations on Georg Brandess Contribution to the Study of Shakespeare
Hamlet and Christian IV of Denmark
The Uncertainty of Response
Notes on Contributors

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