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This is an environment, then, which bears upon it the ravages of internecine
conflict, which displays in its very constitution apocalyptic markers of
depopulation, upset and dereliction. Mark Thornton Burnett notes the predilection
for red in ...

Author: Melissa Croteau

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453511

Category: Literary Criticism

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This collection of essays examines the ways in which recent Shakespeare films portray anxieties about an impending global wasteland, technological alienation, spiritual destruction, and the effects of globalization. Films covered include Titus, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Almereyda’s Hamlet, Revengers Tragedy, Twelfth Night, The Passion of the Christ, Radford’s The Merchant of Venice, The Lion King, and Godard’s King Lear, among others that directly adapt or reference Shakespeare. Essays chart the apocalyptic mise-en-scènes, disorienting imagery, and topsy-turvy plots of these films, using apocalypse as a theoretical and thematic lens.
2014-01-10 By Melissa Croteau

The Traveling Symphony is where she places hope in the post-apocalyptic.
Shakespeare, too, is where she places hope. Because the novel insists on
something more than survival and emphasizes Shakespeare in Toronto and
around the ...

Author: Christy Desmet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351687522

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation brings together a variety of different voices to examine the ways that Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated onto stage, screen, page, and a variety of digital formats. The thirty-nine chapters address topics such as trans- and intermedia performances; Shakespearean utopias and dystopias; the ethics of appropriation; and Shakespeare and global justice as guidance on how to approach the teaching of these topics. This collection brings into dialogue three very contemporary and relevant areas: the work of women and minority scholars; scholarship from developing countries; and innovative media renderings of Shakespeare. Each essay is clearly and accessibly written, but also draws on cutting edge research and theory. It includes two alternative table of contents, offering different pathways through the book – one regional, the other by medium – which open the book up to both teaching and research. Offering an overview and history of Shakespearean appropriations, as well as discussing contemporary issues and debates in the field, this book is the ultimate guide to this vibrant topic. It will be of use to anyone researching or studying Shakespeare, adaptation, and global appropriation.
2019-09-04 By Christy Desmet

To rephrase this, the usual patterns of apocalyptic narratives provide allegories
both for the ways in which Shakespeare's tragic plots develop and for how
language produces meaning. Without the divine intervention that ties up loose
ends ...

Author: R M Christofides

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441183224

Category: Literary Criticism

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By connecting Shakespeare's language to the stunning artwork that depicted the end of the world, this study provides not only provides a new reading of Shakespeare but illustrates how apocalyptic art continues to influence popular culture today. Drawing on extant examples of medieval imagery, Roger Christofides uses poststructuralist and psychoanalytic accounts of how language works to shed new light on our understanding of Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear. He then links Shakespeare's dependence on his audience to appreciate the allusions made to the religious paintings to the present day. For instance, popular television series like Battlestar Galactica, seminal horror movies such as An American Werewolf in London and Carrie and recent novels like Cormac McCarthy's The Road. All draw on imagery that can be traced directly back to the depictions of the Doom, an indication of the cultural power these vivid imaginings of the end of the world have in Shakespeare's day and now.
2012-06-14 By R M Christofides

According to Melissa Croteau and Carolyn Jess-Cooke, a politics of disturbance
unites intercultural Shakespeares through prolific visual citations of apocalypse.
In their exciting edited volume Apocalyptic Shakespeare: Essays on Visions of ...

Author: Sukanta Chaudhuri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351963589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.
2017-05-15 By Sukanta Chaudhuri

SHAKESPEARE , WILLIAM since St. John introduced such images in the New
Testament prophesy , the Book of Revelation . Such subtle disintegration of
humanity's moral fabric is further illustrated by Yeats in other lines of the poem : “
The ...

Author: Valerie P. Zimbaro

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040992342

Category: Literary Criticism

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Though fully cross-referenced and indexed, the content of this volume seems unnaturally shaped by the A-to-Z format; thematic chapters would make more sense. For example, the reader is directed to six different entries connected with James Baldwin and his book Go Tell It on the Mountain . Neverthele

PREFACE “ Shakespeare ' s Apocalypse " is a title rarely , if ever , to be found
among the multitudinous books on Shakespeare and his plays , such as may be
seen lining the shelves of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington . Yet
the ...

Author: Peter Milward

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029467201

Category: Religion

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Following his recent study, The Catholicism of Shakespeare's Plays, Fr. Peter Milward examines more closely the themes of doomsday and judgement in the great dramas. As recent research establishes ever more securely Shakespeare's own Catholic background, we are invited to consider the symbolism of the plays from the perspective of the Elizabethan and Jacobean recusant community of which the poet was a member. Fr. Milward draws attention to the profound feeling manifest in the treatment of the desolation of England following the destruction of her Catholic culture, and the persecution of the Church by the new Establishment -- long missed in critical studies. At the end of the second Christian millennium, when the popular mind has been preoccupied with strange predictions of doom, we follow Shakespeare's reflections on the real judgement then being visited upon an apostate nation, and see how England's real and only hope lies in a return to her first allegiance to a greater Royal supremacy than that of the Tudors, under a loftier Queen -- not Elizabeth, but Mary who reigns in Heaven.
2000 By Peter Milward

In dramatising the terminus of a bloodline, Hamlet's ending may be the most
apocalyptic of Shakespeare's visions of the
politicalconsequencesoftheextinctionoftheTudorsonthedeathofElizabeth– and
what is valuable about this sort of ...

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139462396

Category: Literary Criticism

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This lively and innovative introduction to Shakespeare promotes active engagement with the plays, rather than recycling factual information. Covering a range of texts, it is divided into seven subject-based chapters: Character; Performance; Texts; Language; Structure; Sources and History, and it does not assume any prior knowledge. Instead, it develops ways of thinking and provides the reader with resources for independent research through the 'Where next?' sections at the end of each chapter. The book draws on scholarship without being overwhelmed by it, and unlike other introductory guides to Shakespeare it emphasizes that there is space for new and fresh thinking by students and readers, even on the most-studied and familiar plays.
2007-03-08 By Emma Smith

the irretrievability that makes it apocalyptic — the personal and social incapacity
to regain what has been lost, even if afforded the ground for beginning again” (5).
Few would disagree that King Lear is intended by Shakespeare to represent an ...

Author: Dr Laurence Raw

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443852890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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This anthology of cutting edge essays on adaptation studies adopts the metaphor of the Silk Road – an historical site for transcultural as well as transnational exchange. The Silk Road of Adaptation puts forward the idea of adaptation as a continuous process in which individuals continually have to adjust themselves to new material: we should not only look at the ways in which texts have been transformed, but the ways in which readers, audiences, and critics have responded to them at different points in time and space. Adaptation is a psychological as well as a formal process: only by coming to terms with others can individuals address issues of human rights, or examine themselves and their existing beliefs. The Silk Road of Adaptation stresses this point through a series of essays written by representatives of different disciplines – film studies, history, literature, communication studies, and English as a foreign language. Contributors include established names in the field of adaptation studies as well as newer names, who together show how the act of adaptation should be approached as a transmedial as well as a transnational act, assuming equal significance in the political and diplomatic as well as the literary and cinematic spheres.
2013-09-18 By Dr Laurence Raw

Maurice Hunt , “ ' Forward Backward ' Time and the Apocalypse in Hamlet , ”
Comparative Drama 38 ( 2005 ) : 379 – 99 . For the extent of Shakespeare ' s
apocalyptic allusions in Hamlet , see David Kaula , “ Hamlet and the Image of
Both ...

Author: M. Hunt

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015073863774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This book is a study of As You Like It , which shows how the play represents issues of interest to literate playgoers of its time, as well as speculatively to Shakespeare himself.
2008-01-15 By M. Hunt

... 45–46, 109, 146 King Lear(Shakespeare), 113, 133 labor of the negative (
Hegel), 21 language: apocalyptic, 101, 148; biblical, 10; of Finnegans Wake, 142;
of Hamlet,139; Hegelian, 27, 128–29; Nietzschean, 165–66; theological, 16, 29–
30, ...

Author: T. Altizer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137276223

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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This book is a major step forward in radical theology via a sustained and creative challenge to conventional and orthodox thinking on the Trinity. Altizer presents a radical rethinking of the apocalyptic trinity and recovers the apocalyptic Jesus of Hegel, Blake, and Nietzsche.
2012-12-05 By T. Altizer

Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles Joshua T. Searle
... bears an intriguing, if coincidental, resemblance to a well-known line from that
most apocalyptic of Shakespeare's plays—King Lear.848 Since his horizons ...

Author: Joshua T. Searle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630872250

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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This book provides a comprehensive description of how evangelicals in Northern Ireland interpreted the "Troubles" (1966-2007) in the light of how they read the Bible. The rich and diverse landscape of Northern Irish evangelicalism during the "Troubles" is ideally suited to this study of both the light and dark sides of apocalyptic eschatology. Searle demonstrates how the notion of apocalypse shaped evangelical and fundamentalist interpretations of the turbulent events that characterized this dark yet fascinating period in the history of Northern Ireland. The book uses this case study to offer a timely reflection on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary negotiations between culture and religion. Given the current resurgence of religious fundamentalism in the wake of 9/11, together with popular conceptions of a "clash of civilizations" and the so-called War on Terror, this book is not only an engaging academic study; it also resonates with some of the defining cultural issues of our time.
2014-04-16 By Joshua T. Searle

... his hellish kingdom.72 Such demonizing was made easier by the reputation of
Rosicrucians for possessing occult knowledge. The conclusion of the Twelve
Years' Truce in 1621 inspired some pamphleteers to return to apocalyptic
language ...

Author: Michael Saenger

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Languages have become more mobile than ever before, producing translations, transplantations, and cohabitations of all kinds. The early modern period also witnessed profound linguistic transformation, but in very different ways. Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare undoes the illusion that Shakespeare wrote in what we now think of as English. In a series of essays approaching Shakespeare from unique and thought-provoking perspectives, contributors from history, performance criticism, and comparative literature look at "interlinguicity," the condition of being between languages, and "internationality," the condition of being between countries. Each essay focuses on local issues, such as community identification in the Netherlands of Shakespeare’s time and the appropriation of Shakespeare in German literature in the nineteenth century, to suggest that Shakespeare never wrote "in" English because English was not then, nor is it now, an intact, knowable system. Many languages existed in sixteenth-century London, and English did not have clear limits. Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare helps to explain the hybridity that Shakespeare embraced in all his writing. Contributors include Paula Blank (College of William and Mary), Lauren Coker (Saint Louis University), Brian Gingrich (Princeton University), Alexa Huang (George Washington University), James Loehlin (University of Texas at Austin), Scott Newstok (Rhodes College), Patricia Parker (Stanford University), Elizabeth Pentland (York University), Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter), Gary Waite (University of New Brunswick), and Robert N. Watson (University of California, Los Angeles)
2014-12-01 By Michael Saenger

“These signs forerun the death or fall of kings,” says a minor character in
Shakespeare's Richard II. Early Christians more often viewed such cosmic
activities as signs of God's wrath rather than his favor. But while they may be
omens, they do ...

Author: Richard G. Kyle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621894100

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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How will the world end? Doomsday ideas in Western history have been both persistent and adaptable, peaking at various times, including in modern America. Public opinion polls indicate that a substantial number of Americans look for the return of Christ or some catastrophic event. The views expressed in these polls have been reinforced by the market process. Whether through purchasing paperbacks or watching television programs, millions of Americans have expressed an interest in end-time events. Americans have a tremendous appetite for prophecy, more than nearly any other people in the modern world. Why do Americans love doomsday? In Apocalyptic Fever, Richard Kyle attempts to answer this question, showing how dispensational premillennialism has been the driving force behind doomsday ideas. Yet while several chapters are devoted to this topic, this book covers much more. It surveys end-time views in modern America from a wide range of perspectives--dispensationalism, Catholicism, science, fringe religions, the occult, fiction, the year 2000, Islam, politics, the Mayan calendar, and more.
2012-08-01 By Richard G. Kyle

... explodes right in the heart of Europe. In Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, Septimus
eagerly volunteers to go and fight for England and Shakespeare and love, and
returns traumatized, wondering whether 3 Modernism and the End of the End of
History.

Author: Teresa Heffernan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442692756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In Post-Apocalyptic Culture, Teresa Heffernan poses the question: what is at stake in a world that no longer believes in the power of the end? Although popular discourse increasingly understands apocalypse as synonymous with catastrophe, historically, in both its religious and secular usage, apocalypse was intricately linked to the emergence of a better world, to revelation, and to disclosure. In this interdisciplinary study, Heffernan uses modernist and post-modernist novels as evidence of the diminished faith in the existence of an inherently meaningful end. Probing the cultural and historical reasons for this shift in the understanding of apocalypse, she also considers the political implications of living in a world that does not rely on revelation as an organizing principle. With fascinating readings of works by William Faulkner, Don DeLillo, Ford Madox Ford, Toni Morrison, E.M. Forster, Salman Rushdie, D.H. Lawrence, and Angela Carter, Post-Apocalyptic Culture is a provocative study of how twentieth-century culture and society responded to a world in which a belief in the end had been exhausted.
2008-12-04 By Teresa Heffernan

This ( p . 129 ) . This is a dense scholarly explication by no means assures us that
Cordelia is dead , it of St John ' s Revelation and the apocalyptic leaves open the
possibility of another return to tradition generally seeing Shakespeare ' s life .

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Fluctuations in the ... Shakespeare - Studies of Woman , by MARY COWDEX
CLARKX - The By S. C. WAYTE , PROFESSOR OF EQUITATION . ROMAN
EMPIRE ...

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I am not interested in defending the idea that there is a vision of apocalypse here
, intentionally or otherwise . ... Apocalyptic imagery is not on Macbeth ' s mind ( or
on Shakespeare ' s ) in the hyperbolic way that the hurricane is on Lear ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787659983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Presents literary criticism on the plays and poetry of Shakespeare. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, newspapers, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Includes commentary by Shakespeare's contemporaries as well as a full range of views from later centuries, with an emphasis on contemporary analysis. Includes aesthetic criticism, textual criticism, and criticism of Shakespeare in performance.
2002-09 By Gale Group

The same battle between utopian possibility and dystopian reality is waged at the
heart of Shakespeare's last masterpiece, The Tempest, whose equally
apocalyptic world view crystallizes in its most famous speech. That battle is
pulled into ...

Author: Kiernan Ryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472503251

Category: Literary Criticism

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Through close readings of a wide range of plays and poems, Kiernan Ryan's compelling polemic sets out to reclaim the idea of Shakespeare's timeless universality from reactionary and radical critics alike. Its argument is driven throughout by the belief that at this moment in history the need to recognise and activate the revolutionary potential of Shakespeare's drama is more urgent than ever. The volume has been shortlisted for the European Society for the Study of English 2016 Prize for the best critical study in the field of Literatures in the English Language.
2015-04-23 By Kiernan Ryan

5 The 'thematics' of L. C. Knights: drama as 'moral experiment7 L. C. Knights has
been by far the most persuasive and reasonable of the poetic interpreters of
Shakespeare. Unlike Wilson Knight, Knights is anything but apocalyptic in tone;
yet ...

Author: S. Viswanathan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521225472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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A balanced critique of the reading of Shakespeare's plays as dramatic poems.
1980-11-20 By S. Viswanathan

JOSEPH WITTREICH 7 ' Image of that horror ' : the Apocalypse in King Lear Here
is very Night herself . ... The principal artists of the English Renaissance -
Spenser , Shakespeare , Donne and later Herbert , Marvell , and Milton -
apparently ...

Author: C. A. Patrides

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719009588

Category: Apocalyptic literature

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1984 By C. A. Patrides

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