God's words - the violence of representation

Construing meanings of violence



The Ghost's Armour in Hamlet

The undecidability of the revenant

The armour

A spirit of health?

The Ghost alias Vyce

God's messenger ?


Titus Andronicus- A Wilderness of Tigers?

Lavinia's mutilated body

The two filicides

Titus a tyrant?

The severed hand

Private or public revenge?



Enjoying Lucrece - Shakespeare versus Heywood





Trimming the Garden - Order and Force in Richard II

The king's name

Past and present

Re-writing past virtues as Machiavellian virtu

Bloodletting and blood spilling

The garden


Honour and War - the Redeeming Qualities of Violence in Henry IV

From a pilgrimage to a crusade

Transvaluing violence and injured bodies

The pursuit of honour as destructive expenditure

Honour well calculated

"What is honour?"— the deconstruction of chivalric values

Counterfeit honour - high and low



"But if the Cause be not Good" - Authorization of Violence in Henry V

Not an epic spectacle of military heroics

"The sin upon my head dread sovereign" — the legitimacy of the war against France

The Salic Law

The authority of the past —"Forage in the blood of French nobility

The religious sanction — "In liberty of bloody hand"

Voices from the platea —"Minding true things by what their mockeries be"

Sexual domination and conquest



Undoing Nationalist Leanings in Teaching Shakespeare

Shakespeare is universal

Shakespeare in Romanian secondary schools

Romanian traditions in reading/teaching Shakespeare

Historicising Shakespeare


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