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Szerző/Author: Natália Pikli (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
E-mail: pikli.natalia@btk.elte.hu
Rövid életrajz/Bio: NATÁLIA PIKLI, PhD, dr. habil. is Associate Professor at the Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest between 2016 and 2019. She teaches, researches and publishes in the following areas: Shakespeare and early modern literature and culture; contemporary reception of Shakespeare; contemporary English and Hungarian drama and theatre. She writes theatre criticism and directs amateur student performances in her spare time. Her most recent publication is Shakespeare's Hobby-horse and Early Modern Popular Culture (London, New York: Routledge, 2022).
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Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 143–149.
Cím/Title (ENG): Rulership in Early Modern England: Shakespeare’s King Lear in Context (Judit Mudriczki: Shakespeare’s Art of Poesy in King Lear. An Emblematic Mirror of Governance on the Jacobean Stage)

This book review discusses Judit Mudriczki’s monograph, Shakespeare’s Art of Poesy in King Lear. An Emblematic Mirror of Governance on the Jacobean Stage (Budapest, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020) in the light of Shakespeare studies. Mudriczki’s book analyses dramaturgical devices, rhetorical and political-philosophical concepts, appearing in Shakespeare’s King Lear and other 16th and 17th century texts of different status, from an early Tudor interlude, John Skelton’s Magnyfycence, to rhetorical and political treatises and emblems. The review emphasizes how the inspiring, but often insufficiently elaborated analyses in the monograph could have been made more precise and informative by considering achievements of recent scholarship in the field.

Keywords: Shakespeare studies, King Lear, George Puttenham, John Skelton, king’s two bodies