2019–2020 studies on Shakespeare’s heritage: Richard’s age, Jessicaʼs silence, and Laurenceʼs crime.

Gvirtishvili V.M., Koklemina M.P., Samoylova E.D.


Recent researches on William Shakespeare’s dramatic heritage presented in this review provide room to modern theatre directors for new fresh interpretations of Shakespeare’s famous characters – Richard II in the self-titled chronicle play, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, and Laurence in Romeo and Juliet.


Shakespeare; The Life and Death of King Richard the Second (Richard II); The Merchant of Venice; Romeo and Juliet; age politics; Shakespeare’s scepticism; political philosophy.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2021.04.12

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