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''Have you the tongues?'':Translation, Multilingualism and ''Intercultural Contact'' in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love's Labour's Lost

Oakley-Brown, Liz (2013) ''Have you the tongues?'':Translation, Multilingualism and ''Intercultural Contact'' in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love's Labour's Lost. English Text Construction, 6 (1). pp. 112-133. ISSN 1874-8767

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Abstract

This essay suggests that, as plays produced in the wake of Henry VIII's break with Rome and the Protestant Reformation, two early Shakespearean comedies, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (c. 1590-91) and Love's Labour's Lost (c. 1594-95), engage with multilingualism's and translation's impact on early modern English identities in striking ways. While these late-sixteenth-century texts are products of a cultural mind-set grappling with the vicissitudes of Englishness via the dramatization of deftly layered social strata and linguistic differences, ultimately, I argue that they simultaneously anticipate cultural accord.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: English Text Construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespearean comedy ; the Reformation ; identity politics in Elizabethan England ; social exclusion ; friendship
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 59892
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2012 09:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 09:39
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59892

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