Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

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This series places early modern English drama within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of both classical and contemporary culture. Among the various forms of influence, the series considers early modern Italian novellas, theatre, and discourses as direct or indirect sources, analogues and paralogues for the construction of Shakespeare's drama, particularly in the comedies, romances, and other Italianate plays. Critical analysis focusing on other cultural transactions, such as travel and courtesy books, the arts, fencing, dancing, and fashion, will also be encompassed within the scope of the series. Special attention is paid to the manner in which early modern English dramatists adapted Italian materials to suit their theatrical agendas, creating new forms, and stretching the Renaissance practice of contaminatio to achieve, even if unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning of 'alien' cultures. The series welcomes both single-author studies and collections of essays and invites proposals that take into account the transition of cultures between the two countries as a bilateral process, paying attention also to the penetration of early modern English culture into the Italian world.

  • Shakespeare and Rome book cover

    Shakespeare and Rome

    1st Edition

    By Graham Holderness

    In the first full length study to relate Shakespeare's Roman works to a longer history of the city of Rome, author Graham Holderness reads Shakespeare's Roman works”Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus”via a double perspective, the ancient and the modern. He argues…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
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  • Shakespeare, Caravaggio, and the Indistinct Regard book cover

    Shakespeare, Caravaggio, and the Indistinct Regard

    1st Edition

    By Rocco Coronato

    This volume presents a contrastive study of the overlapping careers of Shakespeare and Caravaggio through the comparison of their strikingly similar conventional belief in symbol and the centrality of the subject, only to gradually open it up in an exaltation of multiplicity and the "indistinct…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03
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  • Shakespeare's Poetics: Aristotle and Anglo-Italian Renaissance Genres book cover

    Shakespeare's Poetics

    Aristotle and Anglo-Italian Renaissance Genres, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Dewar-Watson

    The startling central idea behind this study is that the rediscovery of Aristotle's Poetics in the sixteenth century ultimately had a profound impact on almost every aspect of Shakespeare's late plays”their sources, subject matter and thematic concerns. Shakespeare's Poetics reveals the generic…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
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  • Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy book cover

    Theatre, Magic and Philosophy

    William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy, 1st Edition

    By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath

    Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
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  • Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence book cover

    Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

    The Italian Influence, 1st Edition

    By Michele Marrapodi

    Critical investigation into the rubric of 'Shakespeare and the visual arts' has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality and profiting from the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22
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  • Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning book cover

    Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

    Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Applying recent developments in new historicism and cultural materialism - along with the new perspectives opened up by the current debate on intertextuality and the construction of the theatrical text - the essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage book cover

    Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy

    Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Redmond

    The use of Italian culture in the Jacobean theatre was never an isolated gesture. In considering the ideological repercussions of references to Italy in prominent works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Michael J. Redmond argues that early modern intertextuality was a dynamic process of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions book cover

    Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

    Anglo-Italian Transactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso book cover

    Translating Women in Early Modern England

    Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso, 1st Edition

    By Selene Scarsi

    Situating itself in a long tradition of studies of Anglo-Italian literary relations in the Renaissance, this book consists of an analysis of the representation of women in the extant Elizabethan translations of the three major Italian Renaissance epic poems (Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
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  • Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Rome book cover

    Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Rome

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Del Sapio Garbero

    Contributors to this collection delve into the relationship between Rome and Shakespeare. They view the presence of Rome in Shakespeare's plays not simply as an unquestioned model of imperial culture, or a routine chapter in the history of literary influence, but rather as the problematic link…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama: Comic Elders on the Italian and Shakespearean Stage book cover

    Old Age, Masculinity, and Early Modern Drama

    Comic Elders on the Italian and Shakespearean Stage, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Ellis

    This first book-length study to trace the evolution of the comic old man in Italian and English Renaissance comedy shows how English dramatists adopted and reimagined an Italian model to reflect native concerns about and attitudes toward growing old. Anthony Ellis provides an in-depth study of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England: Literary and Political Influences from the Reformation to the Restoration book cover

    Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England

    Literary and Political Influences from the Reformation to the Restoration, 1st Edition

    By Alessandro Arienzo

    Edited by Alessandra Petrina

    Taking into consideration the political and literary issues hanging upon the circulation of Machiavelli's works in England, this volume highlights how topics and ideas stemming from Machiavelli's books - including but not limited to the Prince - strongly influenced the contemporary political debate…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • Shakespeare Among the Courtesans: Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650 book cover

    Shakespeare Among the Courtesans

    Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650, 1st Edition

    By Duncan Salkeld

    Courtesans - women who achieve wealth, status, or power through sexual transgression - have played both a central and contradictory role in literature: they have been admired, celebrated, feared, and vilified. This study of the courtesan in Renaissance English drama focuses not only on the moral…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Shakespeare and Venice book cover

    Shakespeare and Venice

    1st Edition

    By Graham Holderness

    Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition book cover

    Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

    Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition, 1st Edition

    By Michele Marrapodi

    Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and…

    Hardback – 2014-11-28
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  • A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642 book cover

    A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642

    1st Edition

    Edited by Soko Tomita, Masahiko Tomita

    A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of Anglo-Italian relations in literature through entries on 187…

    Hardback – 2014-11-26
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  • Visions of Venice in Shakespeare book cover

    Visions of Venice in Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Laura Tosi, Shaul Bassi

    Despite the growing critical relevance of Shakespeare's two Venetian plays and a burgeoning bibliography on both The Merchant of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt extensively with the relationship between Shakespeare and Venice. Setting out to offer new perspectives to a traditional topic,…

    Hardback – 2011-01-28
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  • Machiavelli in the British Isles: Two Early Modern Translations of The Prince book cover

    Machiavelli in the British Isles

    Two Early Modern Translations of The Prince, 1st Edition

    By Alessandra Petrina

    Machiavelli in the British Isles reassesses the impact of Machiavelli's The Prince in sixteenth-century England and Scotland through the analysis of early English translations produced before 1640, surviving in manuscript form. This study concentrates on two of the four extant sixteenth-century…

    Hardback – 2009-10-28
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  • A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558–1603 book cover

    A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558–1603

    1st Edition

    Edited by Soko Tomita

    Through entries on 291 Italian books (451 editions) published in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, covering the years 1558-1603, this catalogue represents a summary of current research and knowledge of diffusion of Italian culture on English literature in this period. It also provides…

    Hardback – 2009-03-18
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