Year 2017, Volume 2 , Issue 1, Pages 29 - 36 2017-02-01

VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS

Eugene STEEL [1]


The Italian flavour of Shakespeare plays is strong and consistent and is hardly accounted for by standard explanations. One of these flavours, perhaps subtler than the others, is the influence of the Commedia dell’Arte. Despite the landmark work of K.M. Lea, Ferdinando Neri, Allardyce Nicoll, Winifred Smith, and others, the case for the influence of the Commedia dell’Arte on the plays of Shakespeare is weakened by the relative paucity of documented visits of the troupes/actors to London. However, Shakespeare’s texts as we have them are full of extraneous verbal elements such as puns, topical allusions and songs in the manner of the verbal lazzi of the Commedia dell’Arte. After all, Shakespeare’s context is the London commercial theatre and the professional troupe of players. From 1576-1642 the London stage was an arena of vigorous and innovative theatrical activity. Moving in theatrical circles as he did, Shakespeare would most certainly have been aware of (documented) visits of the Italians.
Commedia dell’Arte, Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare.
Other ID JA54CG56TH
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Eugene STEEL
Institution: in Faculty of Letters, Erciyes University, Kayseri Province, Turkey

Dates

Publication Date : February 1, 2017

Bibtex @ { kare436125, journal = {KARE}, issn = {2536-4596}, eissn = {2536-4596}, address = {Erciyes Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 128 Nolu Ofis, 38039, Melikgazi, Kayseri}, publisher = {Hasan BAKTIR}, year = {2017}, volume = {2}, pages = {29 - 36}, doi = {}, title = {VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS}, key = {cite}, author = {Steel, Eugene} }
APA Steel, E . (2017). VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS . KARE , 2 (1) , 29-36 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436125
MLA Steel, E . "VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS" . KARE 2 (2017 ): 29-36 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436125>
Chicago Steel, E . "VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS". KARE 2 (2017 ): 29-36
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ISNAD Steel, Eugene . "VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS". KARE 2 / 1 (February 2017): 29-36 .
AMA Steel E . VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS. Kare Dergi (Uluslararası Karşılaştırmalı Edebiyat, Tarih ve Düşünce Dergisi). 2017; 2(1): 29-36.
Vancouver Steel E . VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS. KARE. 2017; 2(1): 29-36.
IEEE E. Steel , "VERBAL COMIC GAGS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS FROM ADLIBBING ITALIAN COMEDIANS", KARE, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 29-36, Feb. 2017