Shakespeare Dissent And The Cold War

Author: Alfred Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137438959
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Shakespeare Dissent And The Cold War from the Author: Alfred Thomas. Shakespeare, Dissent and the Cold War is the first book to read Shakespeare's drama through the lens of Cold War politics. The book uses the Cold War experience of dissenting artists in theatre and film to highlight the coded religio-political subtexts in Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth and The Winter's Tale.

Reading Women In Late Medieval Europe

Author: Alfred Thomas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137542608
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Reading Women In Late Medieval Europe from the Author: Alfred Thomas. Although Chaucer is typically labeled as the "Father of English Literature," evidence shows that his work appealed to Europe and specifically European women. Rereading the Canterbury Tales , Thomas argues that Chaucer imagined Anne of Bohemia, wife of famed Richard II, as an ideal reader, an aspect that came to greatly affect his writing.

Kozintsev S Shakespeare Films

Author: Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786471352
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Kozintsev S Shakespeare Films from the Author: Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore. "Study of Kozintsev's two cinematic Shakespeare adaptations in relation to the historical, artistic and cultural contexts in which they appear, critiquing the government and country's problems when official censorship was commonplace, addressing the oppression, violence and corruption of Soviet society, the sort of covert political protest that finally effected the dissolution and fall of the USSR"--

Shakespeare In Cold War Europe

Author: Erica Sheen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137519746
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Shakespeare In Cold War Europe from the Author: Erica Sheen. This essay collection examines the Shakespearian culture of Cold War Europe - Germany, France, UK, USSR, Poland, Spain and Hungary - from 1947/8 to the end of the 1970s. Written by international Shakespearians who are also scholars of the Cold War, the essays assembled here consider representative events, productions and performances as cultural politics, international diplomacy and sites of memory, and show how they inform our understanding of the political, economic, even military, dynamics of the post-war global order. The volume explores the political and cultural function of Shakespearian celebration and commemoration, but it also acknowledges the conflicts they generated across the European Cold War ‘theatre’, examining the impact of Cold War politics on Shakespearian performance, criticism and scholarship. Drawing on archival material, and presenting its sources both in their original language and in translation, it offers historically and theoretically nuanced accounts of Shakespeare’s international significance in the divided world of Cold War Europe, and its legacy today.

Dissent On The Margins

Author: Emily B. Baran
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199945535
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Dissent On The Margins from the Author: Emily B. Baran. Emily B. Baran offers a gripping history of how a small, American-based religious community, the Jehovah's Witnesses, found its way into the Soviet Union after World War II, survived decades of brutal persecution, and emerged as one of the region's fastest growing religions after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. In telling the story of this often misunderstood faith, Baran explores the shifting boundaries of religious dissent, non-conformity, and human rights in the Soviet Union and its successor states. Soviet Jehovah's Witnesses are a fascinating case study of dissent beyond urban, intellectual nonconformists. Witnesses, who were generally rural, poorly educated, and utterly marginalized from society, resisted state pressure to conform. They instead constructed alternative communities based on adherence to religious principles established by the Witnesses' international center in Brooklyn, New York. The Soviet state considered Witnesses to be the most reactionary of all underground religious movements, and used extraordinary measures to try to eliminate this threat. Yet Witnesses survived, while the Soviet system did not. After 1991, they faced continuing challenges to their right to practice their faith in post-Soviet states, as these states struggled to reconcile the proper limits on freedom of conscience with European norms and domestic concerns. Dissent on the Margins provides a new and important perspective on one of America's most understudied religious movements.

Practicing Public Diplomacy

Author: Yale Richmond
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857450131
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Practicing Public Diplomacy from the Author: Yale Richmond. There is much discussion these days about public diplomacy-communicating directly with the people of other countries rather than through their diplomats-but little information about what it actually entails. This book does exactly that by detailing the doings of a US Foreign Service cultural officer in five hot spots of the Cold War - Germany, Laos, Poland, Austria, and the Soviet Union - as well as service in Washington DC with the State Department, the Helsinki Commission of the US Congress, and the National Endowment for Democracy. Part history, part memoir, it takes readers into the trenches of the Cold War and demonstrates what public diplomacy can do. It also provides examples of what could be done today in countries where anti-Americanism runs high.

Ideology And Classic American Literature

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521273091
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Ideology And Classic American Literature from the Author: Sacvan Bercovitch. This volume of essays brings together some of the best work by Americanists concerned with the problem of ideology and its bearing upon American literature and culture. It projects neither a particular ideological view nor a particular view of ideology. On the contrary: these essays highlight the many uses of ideology as a critical term, and, in doing so, they open fresh avenues of inquiry and forums for discussion. They also demonstrate that, far from being parochial or reductive, ideological analysis is integral to considerations of formal structure and crucial to an understanding of the relations between literature and culture. Their essays deal variously with theoretical issues, with questions of theme, genre, and perspective, and with interpretations of particular authors and texts. The editors of the volume provide a general introduction to the nature and development of ideological critique, and an afterword that discusses the coherence of the volume as a whole and its implications for further study.

William Shakespeare

Author: John F. Andrews
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ISBN: 9780684178516
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William Shakespeare from the Author: John F. Andrews.

British Human Rights Organizations And Soviet Dissent 1965 1985

Author: Mark Hurst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472522346
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British Human Rights Organizations And Soviet Dissent 1965 1985 from the Author: Mark Hurst. In the latter half of the 20th century, a number of dissidents engaged in a series of campaigns against the Soviet authorities and as a result were subjected to an array of cruel and violent punishments. A collection of like-minded activists in Britain campaigned on their behalf, and formed a variety of organizations to publicise their plight. British Human Rights Organizations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985 examines the efforts of these activists, exploring how influential their activism was in shaping the wider public awareness of Soviet human rights violations in the context of the Cold War. Mark Hurst explores the British response to Soviet human rights violation, drawing on extensive archival work and interviews with key individuals from the period. This book examines the network of human rights activists in Britain, and demonstrates that in order to be fully understood, the Soviet dissident movement needs to be considered in an international context.