TITLE

The Fluctuating Shape of Authority: Some Reflections on Pizarro, from Kotzebue's Original Text to Sheridan's Great National Drama

AUTHOR(S)
Pellis, Valeria
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Textus;2006, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p403
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the efforts of dramatist Richard Sheridan to perceive the textual authority of August Kotzebue in the stage adaptation "Pizarro" to demonstrate that the impact of the work on British audience was due to interplay of multiple codes as well as music, costumes and machinery. Sheridan made use of the two English translations existing at the time to write his own theatrical adaptation when he decided to stage "Pizzaro." Kotzebue's thematic authority is maintained in the play but only as a framework.
ACCESSION #
24286874

 

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