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early modern culture, literature and theatre; early modern popular culture; Shakespeare and contemporaries, early modern print culture, emblem studies, gender and the early modern world contemporary (late 20th-early 21st c.) popular culture, drama and theatre (esp. Caryl Churchill, Tom Stoppard, Martin McDonagh), contemporary reception of Shakespeare, political theatre
Shakespeare's popularity on the big screen increased exponentially in the 1990s, largely thanks to Kenneth Branagh's and Baz Luhrmann's films and Shakespeare in Love (1998), co-written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, which became the highest grossing Shakespeare film. In the recent two decades, the popular film industry has also rediscovered the m...
This book review discusses Judit Mudriczki’s monograph, Shakespeare’s Art of Poesy in King Lear. An Emblematic Mirror of Governance on the Jacobean Stage (Budapest, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020) in the light of Shakespeare studies. Mudriczki’s book analyses dramaturgical devices, rhetorical and political-philosophical concepts, appearing in Shakespeare...
Book reviews: Finlayson, J. Caitlin and Amrita Sen, eds. Civic Performance. Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London. Abingdon-New York: Routledge, 2020. xiv + 254 pages. ISBN 978-1-138-22839-9. Hb. £96.
https://www.reciti.hu/2020/6300 Doromb. Közköltészeti Tanulmányok 8. Szerk. Csörsz Rumen István. Budapest, reciti, 2020. pp. 53-76. Folklore, popular poetry, and book market: the morris dance and cheap print in early modern England The study discusses the transmission of folklore phenomena in early modern England by authors active in the cheap pr...
Natália Pikli. Remember Jephthah, Forget the Hobby-Horse: Ballad, Proverb, Song, and Play in Shakespeare's World In: Panka Dániel, Pikli Natália, Ruttkay Veronika (eds.) Kősziklára építve. Built Upon His Rock: Írások Dávidházi Péter tiszteletére. Writings in Honour of Péter Dávidházi. 420 p. Budapest: ELTE BTK Angol-Amerikai Intézet, Anglisztika Tanszék, 2018. pp. 285-295. (ELTE Papers in English Studies) (ISBN:978-963-284-944-7)
Pikli, N. (2017). ‘As for that light hobby-horse, my sister’: Shakespearean Influences and Popular Discourses in Blurt Master Constable. In P. Holland (Ed.), Shakespeare Survey 70: Creating Shakespeare (Shakespeare Survey, pp. 259-271). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108277648.028
A tanulmány röviden felvázolja azokat a jelenségeket, melyek a kora újkori Angliában a korabeli populáris és elit kultúra közti komplex interakciók eredményeként jöttek létre, főként William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson és más, kevésbé ismert szerzők (Philip Stubbes, Nicholas Breton) műveire támaszkodva, elemezve azt, hogy a korabeli közszínház és népsz...
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The Shakespearean hobby-horse, mentioned emphatically in Hamlet, brings into focus a number of problems related to early modern popular culture. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries the word was characterised by semantic ambivalence, with simultaneously valid meanings of a breed of horse, a morris character, a foolish person, and a...
The 'tongue' of Shakespearean shrews offers a crux of diverse cultural discourses, referring to early modern gossips and shrews, the examination of which proves instructive both in synchronic and diachronic aspects, across geographical borders. The present paper focusses on cultural phenomena surrounding the figure and the etymology of the 'shrew'...
The fusion of the comic and the tragic in the Shakespearean oeuvre seems a commonplace, however, in-depth studies devoted to this field have been quite rare. The present work chose laughter as an umbrella term and is mainly based on critical practice. The different manifestations of laughter and the (open or latent) comic on stage/page are examined...