The first Italian study thoroughly analyzing the phenomenon of transforming Shakespeare’s plays, which took place from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. The aim of the adaptors was that of making the drama of the past “fit” for a new audience and a new theatre as well as of “amending” what was considered faulty in Shakespeare, according to the neoclassical aesthetics recently imported from France. The book considers both the different kinds of transformation the texts underwent, and the reasons for the revival of the original plays on the eighteenth-century English stage; a revival which was linked to the growing consecration of their author as the national poet.
|Titolo:||La scena trasformata. Adattamenti neoclassici di Shakespeare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Monografia o trattato scientifico|