Verona, 22-25 May 2018

The conference will concentrate on Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus and Shakespeare’s King Lear with a focus upon thematic, dramatic, genetic, cultural, performative and translative issues. Among its foci, the relation between fathers and sons/daughters, madness and wisdom of power, being and non-being in human and divine time. It will also explore how the two plays have been reinterpreted over time.

This main session will be framed by a broader discussion of classical and early modern intersections, with special regard to the reception of ancient ideas of theatre, to the adaptation of classical myths and dramas, and to the interpretation of the meaning of ‘Classical’ in the English Renaissance.

Scientific Committee: Guido Avezzù, Anton Bierl, Silvia Bigliazzi, Nicola Pasqualicchio, Gherardo Ugolini, Susanne Wofford.

Organizing Committee: Guido Avezzù, Lisanna Calvi, Francesco Lupi, Gherardo Ugolini.

Collaboration: Carina Fernandes.

Credits: Alex Zanutto –