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Shakespeare Week 2018 - Lecture in English


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Eric Nicholson
"‘Measure for Measure’ and the quest to overcome sexual tyranny"
One of Shakespeare’s last and most complex comedies, Measure for Measure is often labelled a ‘problem play’. This talk will propose that the problem, however, lies not in the script, but with male critics who have had trouble recognising how the play puts on stage—and to a certain extent on trial—various sexually abusive hypocrisies, coercions, and self-contradictions of
patriarchal government.
Eric Nicholson teaches in Florence at NYU and Syracuse.

Una delle ultime e più complesse commedie shakespeariane, Measure for Measure è spesso considerata un ‘problem play’. Questa conferenza vuole suggerire come la problematicità del play non risieda tanto nel testo, ma nella critica maschile che non riconosce come il testo metta in scena e in parte condanni certe ipocrisie, coercizioni e contraddizioni del governo patriarcale.
Eric Nicholson è professore alla New York University e alla Syracuse University di Firenze. La conferenza è in lingua inglese.