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The Invencible Armada in the Pen of Shakespeare: Diplomacy and Drama in the Transition of the Sixteenth Century to Seventeenth.

Grant number: 13/24175-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Iris Kantor
Grantee:Ricardo Cardoso
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/05657-3 - The Invincible Armada in British Renaissance drama (1588-1607), BE.EP.MS


This research aims to investigate the forms of dramatization that can be referred to the political relations between English and Spanish crowns, focusing on a selection of dramatic texts by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries written during the conflict in 1588-1604, or soon afterwards. We aim to investigate, through critical and historical analysis of these plays, how the Anglo-Hispanic war affected Elizabethan society, and how these dramatists transformed the particular events of the military conflict into allegories that were understandable by the public. We are also interested in tracking the a possible existence of a dramatic code within the works of Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Heywood, Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle, which was employed to represent the war and the Spanish enemy, and how this allowed the exploration of particular collective tensions and political dimensions within the theatrical space.

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CARDOSO, Ricardo. The Invincible Armada in the Pen of Shakespeare: diplomacy and drama in the transition of the sixteenth century to seventeenth. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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