Seminar 9 - REPRESENTING SOCIAL CRISES, PAST AND PRESENT

Academic year: 
2016/17
Seminar n°: 
9 (Week 2)
Teachers: 
Paul M. FRANSSEN /Sabine SCHÜLTING
University: 
Utrecht University / Freie Universität Berlin
Seminar presentation: 

The seminar will focus on the representation of economic crises, and their entanglement with social, religious and communal conflicts, in three early modern plays: William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and Coriolanus, and Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta. In a second step we will explore the ways in which 20th century adaptations (Arnold Wesker’s The Merchant and Bertolt Brecht’s Coriolan) have used the plays to address contemporary problems.

 
 
 
 

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