Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies

Founded in 2014 by Guido Avezzù, Silvia Bigliazzi, and Alessandro Serpieri, Skenè. JTDS wishes to inspire and host, in a new academic site, a vivacious debate on issues, questions and specifics of drama and theatre texts from the antiquity to the present. Areas of special interest are the forms, modes and genres of play texts, and the impact of dramaturgy and performance on their codification. The journal intends to stimulate a discussion on critical approaches to the play text and the performance text within an interdisciplinary context. Philological, linguistic, rhetorical, semiotic, and translation studies, as well as literary and philosophical hermeneutics, reception studies, sociology of theatre, and performance studies will all contribute to a lively confrontation between different perspectives and critical views. The journal promotes the interaction between international scholars of various humanistic areas, furthering a dialogue between renowned and younger researchers. 

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Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies is a peer-reviewed publication.
Issues: Biannual (Spring and Fall), on-line and print on demand, illustrated.

ISSN 2421-4353 
Skenè. JTDS is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
ANNOUNCEMENT: Skenè 4.2 2018 (Fall Issue), will be presented on 20 December, 3 p.m., Biblioteca Centrale Universitaria "A. Frinzi", Via S. Francesco 20, Verona.
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Vol 4, No 2 (2018): Kin(g)ship and Power

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Table of Contents


Introduction PDF
Eric Nicholson
The mise en scène of Kingship and Power in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes: Ritual Performativity or Goos, Cledonomancy and Catharsis PDF
Anton Bierl
The Semiotic Basis of Politics in Seven Against Thebes PDF
Alessandro Grilli
Curses in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes and in Shakespeare’s Richard Plays PDF
Robert S. Miola
“Breath of Kings”: Political and Theatrical Power in Richard II PDF
Elena Pellone, David Schalkwyk


Epic-Oracular Markedness in Fifth-Century BCE Greek Comic Fragments PDF
Anna Novokhatko
The Deliverymen of Florentine Comedy: 1543-55 PDF
April D Weintritt
Performative Uncertainty and Antifragile Theatre PDF
Konrad Wojnowski

Special Section

Dominique Goy-Blanquet, Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau, London: Bloomsbury (The Arden Shakespeare) PDF
Michael Coveney
When Heroism is Female. Heracles at Syracuse PDF
Gherardo Ugolini
Measure for Measure Shakespeare Festival, Roman Theatre, Verona, 19-21 July 2018 PDF
Angelo Righetti
Waiting for Godot in the Marketplace: Setting the 2018 Edinburgh Festival in Context PDF
Mark Brown
Books Received PDF
Guido Avezzù