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Jonathan Miller and Laurence Olivier
Boika Sokolova
Kirilka Stavreva
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J. C. Bulman

power or social privilege. In fact, Jews came to be blamed for exploitation, unemployment, market fluctuations, and other economic woes for which capitalists had no ready solutions. Miller used Shakespeare’s text to develop such themes: he set Shylock ‘within the context of the Rothschilds Banking House, which found that great wealth and prestige never meant exemption from the

in Shakespeare in Performance
Pernaso, Paradise and Spenser’s Chaucerian craft
Claire Eager

deprivation has to do with the shepherds’ current situations in life; Hobbinol has employment and Colin seeks it (1, 18, glosses). In the world the poem constructs, however, this ‘situation or place’ is spatial and experiential. Colin’s central problem is the failure of his poetry, whether this is due to lovesickness, politics or unemployment. ‘June’ transforms this literary problem into a set of symptoms in Colin’s body and an incongruity with his surroundings. Colin inhabits the type of setting I call an ‘emotionally inaccessible

in Rereading Chaucer and Spenser
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The Citizens’ Theatre (Glasgow), 1972, and Northern Broadsides (Halifax), 1995
Carol Chillington Rutter

combination of unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, crime and casual street violence made Glasgow the most dangerous city in Britain – some achievement, given that it sustained its reputation in the 1960s against competition from cities under military occupation such as Belfast and (London)Derry. Even attempts at urban regeneration produced ironic effects: the festering Victorian tenements cleared from Gorbals in the 1950s left behind wastelands, while what replaced them on other urban sites in the 1960s, modern high-rises, ‘cities in the sky’ designed by Basil Spence

in Antony and Cleopatra
From Donne to Herbert
Elisabeth Chaghafi

[Germany]’ (B2 b ). 30 Peter McCullough notes in his essay ‘Donne and Court Chaplaincy’ that ‘the effort that James put into creating Donne [royal chaplain and doctor of divinity], and in such rapid succession, is without precedent in the period as an example of royal promotion of a clerical career. […] Donne went from laity to clergy, from no degree to doctorate, from unemployment to royal chaplaincy, in no more than a few weeks’. Oxford Handbook of John Donne , pp. 558–9. 31 Bald, ‘Historical Doubts Respecting Walton

in English literary afterlives
Denim and silk
Robert Shaughnessy

unemployment, waiting for something to turn up at the RSC and intense internal competition – and to establish a regular presence in the male-dominated company’ (Chambers, Inside 67). From 1967 to 1972 Goodbody worked with Barton and others on small-scale touring productions that operated under the umbrella of Theatregoround, as well as acting as assistant director on the Romans cycle in 1972; she also

in As You Like It
Victor Skretkowicz

& her sisters […] in mind that neuer againe he should heare tell of it. 73 Families without inherited wealth, living through the hyper-inflation and high unemployment that affected England at the end of the sixteenth century, would recognise the hardship of having to support an extra child. But Day at least

in European erotic romance
Indira Ghose

modern London. 95 Particularly weavers were active in riots during the upheavals of the 1590s, caused by explosive inflation, unemployment, and discontent about the increasing enclosure of pasture lands. 96 The series of harvest failures that exacerbated the catastrophic economic situation of these years is hinted at in the lines describing the marital dissent between the fairy rulers, which has

in Shakespeare and laughter
Romeo and Juliet and romantic tragedy
R. S. White

Romeo + Juliet (1996), an opportunity that must be the secret fantasy of all Shakespeare tutors. The version is as much of its time as the others, this time showing a 1990s youth subculture based on the availability of drugs and guns, idleness enforced by unemployment, a society marked by callous indifference to emotions, contrasted with eruptions of manufactured festivity and spectacle like a

in Shakespeare’s cinema of love
Western adaptations of Shakespeare
Kinga Földváry

easy to look for connections between the socio-historical context of the film’s creation and the time and place specified in the narrative. Like the problems caused by Civil War gunmen, who needed to be disbanded and persuaded to go back to a civilian life, late 1940s America was haunted by anxieties of poverty and unemployment, but also by a need to return to a peaceful and civilised existence within a human community. It is no accident that in the film we learn about each character in turn that they come from good families, and that it was only fate and the war

in Cowboy Hamlets and zombie Romeos