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Hugo, Pasternak, Brecht, Césaire

Edited by Ruth Morse (NHC Fellow, 2012–13)

French Literature; German Literature; Performing Arts; English Literature; William Shakespeare; Victor Hugo; François-Victor Hugo; Bertolt Brecht; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Aimé Césaire

London: Continuum, 2013

From the publisher’s description:

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally.

In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Victor-Marie Hugo, François-Victor Hugo, Boris Leonidivich Pasternak, Bertolt Brecht and Aimé Césaire to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field.

Literature / Literary Criticism / French Literature / German Literature / Performing Arts / English Literature / William Shakespeare / Victor Hugo / François-Victor Hugo / Bertolt Brecht / Boris Leonidovich Pasternak / Aimé Césaire /

Morse, Ruth (NHC Fellow, 2012–13), ed. Hugo, Pasternak, Brecht, Césaire. Great Shakespeareans. London: Continuum, 2013.