Project details


Continental Intersections of Shakespeare 's Works

Project Identification:GA405/08/1223
Project Period:1/2008 - 12/2011
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Arts
MU Investigator:Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Pavel Drábek, Ph.D.
Project Team Member:Prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Field:AL - Art, architecture, cultural heritage (A - Social sciences)
AB - History (A - Social sciences)
AI - Linguistics (A - Social sciences)
Keywords:William Shakespeare, Europe, 16th century, 17th century, literature, poetry, drama, theatre

The impact of William Shakespeareś works on Central Europe has been studied mostly in the modern times, that is since the foundations of modern states. The proposed project proffers to study the literary intersections of Central European literature (including drama) and Shakespeareś works, and analyze the influence Shakespeare had in Europe in the early modern period. The presence of direct Shakespearean influences in the region has had a profound impact on the development of culture - from the aristocratic drama, through fok marionette plays, to spiritual and secular literature. In the Czech milieu, this topic has not been given a systematic and sufficient critical attention. The proposed project intends to fill this gap in the context of austrian, German and Polish studies on the subject. The research results will be presented on the international Shakespeare conference in Brno (2009) and the World Shakespeare Congress in Prague (2011).