Shakespeare and Renaissance Europe by Andrew Hadfield
(Arden Shakespeare: Arden Critical Companions)

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This collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries experienced and imagined Europe. The book charts the aspects of European politics and culture which interested Renaissance travellers, thus mapping the context within which Shakespeare's plays with European settings would have been received. Chapters cover the politics of continental Europe, the representation of foreigners on the English stage, the experiences of English travellers abroad, Shakespeare's reading of modern European literature, the influence of Italian comedy, his presentation of Moors from Europe's southern frontier, and his translation of Europe into settings for his plays.

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Adrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. Paul Hammond is a writer specializing in Surrealism and cinema. He is the author of "Marvellous Melies", the compiler (with Ian Breakwell) of "Seeing in the Dark: A Compendium of Cinemagoing "and the editor of "The Shadow and its Shadow: Surrealist Writing on the CInema." He lives in Barcelona.
Published August 5, 2004 by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare. 344 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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