Rereading Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Richard II : Wesker's The Merchant and Ioneco's Exit the King

Altındağ, Zümrüt
This thesis is a comparative study of how Shakespeare̕s ideas transcend the boundaries of his own time and still remain as the major sources of inspiration for modern dramatists. Arnold Wesker and Eugéne Ionesco explore the concept of the "other" leading to loss of identity and awareness of non-being embedded in Shakespeare̕s works. The main argument is that the contemporary playwrights reinterpret Shakespeare̕s works in the light of some modern issues and ideas to reveal the entrapment of the individual.


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Citation Formats
Z. Altındağ, “Rereading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and Richard II : Wesker’s The Merchant and Ioneco’s Exit the King,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2004.