Playing with Identity. The Idea of the Self from Shakespeare to Nunn
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In this thesis the idea of the self has been taken as a starting point: both Renaissance and post-structuralist ideas of the self are examined. The Shakespearean play "Twelfth Night or What You Will" and Trevor Nunn's 1996 film production of it are used in order to research notions of identity and ideas regarding the self in varying periods, namely the early modern period and the late twentieth century. Accordingly, connections are made between history, literature and cultural theory.