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Andersson, Peter
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Andersson, P. K. (2024). Robot: Drömmar och mardrömmar om mänskliga maskiner. Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Robot: Drömmar och mardrömmar om mänskliga maskiner
2024 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Natur och kultur, 2024. p. 255
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-111411 (URN)
Available from: 2024-02-06 Created: 2024-02-06 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2023). A Danish Fool at Elsinore? Some Thoughts on Hamlet's Lost Clown. Critical Survey, 35(4), 10-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Danish Fool at Elsinore? Some Thoughts on Hamlet's Lost Clown
2023 (English)In: Critical Survey, ISSN 0011-1570, E-ISSN 1752-2293, Vol. 35, no 4, p. 10-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the clowning element of a German version of Hamlet believed to date back to the time of Shakespeare. Der bestrafte Brudermord is noted as an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy which incorporates a lot more low comedy than any extant version of Hamlet and provides opportunity for contemplating the reason why Hamlet has no explicit clown character. The article focuses especially on a character appearing very briefly in the German play, a rustic buffoon called Jens, and his affinity with the rustics and comic servants of other Shakespeare plays and other Elizabethan plays. It is particularly asserted that this role shows signs of the involvement of the clown Will Kemp at some stage of the writing of Hamlet, or of touring continental Europe with an adaptation of it that puts the clowning element at the forefront.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berghahn Books, 2023
Keywords
clown, clowning, Der bestrafte Brudermord, Elsinore, Hamlet, Will Kemp, Wanderbühne
National Category
Specific Literatures History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108307 (URN)10.3167/cs.2023.350402 (DOI)001085828100002 ()2-s2.0-85174215421 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02832
Available from: 2023-09-15 Created: 2023-09-15 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2023). Five Best: Books on the History of Comedy. Wall Street Journal (22 September)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Five Best: Books on the History of Comedy
2023 (English)In: Wall Street Journal, ISSN 0193-225X, no 22 SeptemberArticle, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dow Jones & Company, 2023
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108654 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02832
Available from: 2023-10-02 Created: 2023-10-02 Last updated: 2024-02-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2023). Fool: In Search of Henry VIII's Closest Man. New Jersey: Princeton University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fool: In Search of Henry VIII's Closest Man
2023 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2023. p. 224
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-108309 (URN)9780691250168 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02832
Available from: 2023-09-15 Created: 2023-09-15 Last updated: 2023-09-15Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2022). “A Simple Honest Dunce”: Humphrey King and the Unlearned Poet in Late-Elizabethan Literary Culture. Early Modern Literary Studies, 22(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“A Simple Honest Dunce”: Humphrey King and the Unlearned Poet in Late-Elizabethan Literary Culture
2022 (English)In: Early Modern Literary Studies, E-ISSN 1201-2459, Vol. 22, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield Hallam University, Department of English, School of Cultural Studies, 2022
National Category
General Literature Studies History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-96702 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2022-01-26 Created: 2022-01-26 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2022). Har humorn en historia? [Review]. Scandia, 88(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Har humorn en historia?
2022 (Swedish)In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 88, no 1Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Denna temarecension diskuterar tre relativt nyutkomna böcker om humorns historia.

  • A Cultural History of Comedy, vol. 1-6A
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology

samt

  • Gudomliga komedier. Humor, subjektivitet, transcendens. vol. 1–3
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scandia, 2022
Keywords
humorns historia, historiografi, ny forskning
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-96703 (URN)10.47868/scandia.v88i1.24212 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2022-01-26 Created: 2022-01-26 Last updated: 2022-10-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2022). Recension av: Provflygningarna: platserna Andrée lämnade efter sig: [The test flights. The places Andree left behind] [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift, 142(4), 664-666
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av: Provflygningarna: platserna Andrée lämnade efter sig: [The test flights. The places Andree left behind]
2022 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, E-ISSN 2002-4827, Vol. 142, no 4, p. 664-666Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2022
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-104758 (URN)000927902300018 ()
Note

Svensson, Carl-Johan, 1977-. - Provflygningarna : platserna Andrée lämnade efter sig / Carl-Johan Svensson.. - 2021. - ISBN: 9789189063914

Available from: 2023-03-08 Created: 2023-03-08 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2022). The Clown That Went Out of Fashion. History Today, 72(6), 62-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Clown That Went Out of Fashion
2022 (English)In: History Today, ISSN 0018-2753, Vol. 72, no 6, p. 62-69Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

The age of Shakespeare, and its changing notions of what was funny, gave birth to modern comedy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
History Today Ltd., 2022
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99629 (URN)000893671600019 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2022-06-16 Created: 2022-06-16 Last updated: 2023-01-13Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2022). The Imperturbable Seriousness of the Circus Buffoon: The Shakespearean Clown on the Threshold of Modern Comedy. Journal of Victorian Culture, 27(4), 595-609
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Imperturbable Seriousness of the Circus Buffoon: The Shakespearean Clown on the Threshold of Modern Comedy
2022 (English)In: Journal of Victorian Culture, ISSN 1355-5502, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 595-609Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Around the middle of the nineteenth century, there arose a type of circus performer in England called ‘Shakespearean clowns’. These clowns constituted a transitory figure between the age of Georgian pantomime clowns and the establishment of the typical circus clown in the later part of the century. One of the more neglected representatives of the genre was James Clement Boswell, who enjoyed a brief period of success in England before becoming a sensation in Paris during the 1850s. Although he was universally praised, his clowning also evoked bafflement. This article studies reviews of and periodical articles on Boswell in order to get a picture of his performances and clown persona, and of how critics perceived him and turned him into an example of the melancholy clown trope. The resistance that Boswell’s act and persona offered to the writers, however, illustrates that he was part of a change in the figure of the clown from its early nineteenth century incarnation to the twentieth-century clown and comic. Boswell’s clowning prefigures the irony and deadpan comedy that would become more prevalent in modern comedy. He is also illustrative of the increasing detachment of the clown figure from representations of a social reality, and the creation of the modern circus clown as an essentially unreal character that epitomizes a separate outlook on life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2022
Keywords
clown, circus, comedy, James Clement Boswell, Paris, acrobatics, deadpan, Shakespeare
National Category
History Performing Art Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101619 (URN)10.1093/jvcult/vcac061 (DOI)000846933400001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02832
Available from: 2022-10-04 Created: 2022-10-04 Last updated: 2023-07-28Bibliographically approved
Andersson, P. K. (2021). Absolute Monarcho: A megalomaniac jester at the court of Queen Bess. TLS - The Times Literary Supplement (16 april)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Absolute Monarcho: A megalomaniac jester at the court of Queen Bess
2021 (English)In: TLS - The Times Literary Supplement, ISSN 0307-661X, E-ISSN 1366-7211, no 16 aprilArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
News International, 2021
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91029 (URN)
Available from: 2021-04-13 Created: 2021-04-13 Last updated: 2021-04-13Bibliographically approved
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