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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Autor: Andrew Hadfield

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=333543052004


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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Hadfield, Andrew Grimalkin and other Shakespearean Celts SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
55-76 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Grimalkin and other Shakespearean Celts Andrew Hadfield University o-Sussex, UK ABSTRAer This essay examines the representation of Ireland and Celtic culture within the British Isles in Shakespeares works.
It argues that Shakespeare was interested in ideas of colonisation and savagery and based his perceptions on contemporary events, the history of the British Isles and important literary works such as William Baldwins prase fictian, Beware the Cato His plays, notably The Comedy DI Errors and Macbeth, represent Protestant England as an isolated culture surrounded by hostile Celtic forces wruch form a threatening shadowy state.
The second part of the essay explores Shakespeares influence on Irish culture after his death, arglling that he was absorbed into Anglo-Irish culhue and played a major role in establishing Irelands Anglophone literary identity.
Shakespeare imported the culture of the British Isles into his works - and then, as his fame spread, his plays exported what he had understood back again, an important feahue of Anglolrish literary identity, as many subsequent writers have understood. KEYWüRDS: Colonisation; drama; English Renaissance Literature; Ireland; savagery; Shakespeare; James Shirley. • This essay -vas first given as the Shakespeare birthday lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library,...





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