Violence and Desire: Wrestling with Proteus

Attilio Scuderi

Abstract


The essay deals with the connected themes of Violence and Desire in Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Theatre (Shakespeare, Jonson, Molière). It focuses also on the Ancestors and the Heirs of this Thematic dimension in European Literature.

The methodology is based upon the stylistic, intertextual, and thematic critique.

The essay shows the potentiality of a theme very often censored by our cultural sensibility, and the usefulness of the categories of Violence, Power, and Desire in the Work of the Jewish writer Elias Canetti.

 

 


Keywords


Desire, Violence, Power, Shakespeare, Canetti

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Jonson, Ben, Volpone (1606), trad. it. di Flavia Marenco, Volpone, Ed. Franco Marenco, Venezia, Marsilio, 2003.

Molière, Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur (1664), trad. it di L. Lunari, Il Tartuffo ovvero l’impostore, Milano, Bompiani, 1978.

Scuderi, Attilio, Il paradosso di Proteo. Storia di una rappresentazione culturale da Omero al postumano, Roma, Carocci, 2012.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/865

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-17443

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