À propos of King Lear in the New Italian Translation and Edition by Alessandro Serpieri (Venezia, Marsilio, 2018)
Keywords:Shakespeare, King Lear, translation, madness, Alessandro Serpieri
This new Italian translation and edition of King Lear by Alessandro Serpieri foregrounds at
least three points for discussion: 1. the sense of subjective identity so crucial to Renaissance
thought; 2. the polyphonic, plurivocal orchestration of this play, when opposed to the monologic
structure of other so-called great tragedies; 3. the theme of madness, from the Erasmian
Praise of Folly to modern psychoanalytical interpretations.
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