González, José Manuel Books
José Manuel González obtained his PhD at Madrid Complutense University in 1987. He is currently Reader in English Literature at the University of Alicante, Spain.2002 0-7734-6981-8
The picture of Spanish Shakespeare has been greatly conditioned by the culture in which he was misappropriated in particular forms. Shakespeare's reception has been a process of acculturation which includes assimilation, cultural fusion, and a new synthesis in cultural elements. Culture has become a clue to understanding the rise and growth of Shakespeare in Spain where he represented a literary otherness which threatned the essence of Spanish culture, as he "merely continues to signify Englishness".
This collection deals with the works of Shakespeare and Cervantes, with Rabelais as their common predecessor. This work presents the Shakespeare-Cervantes relation not only from a purely textual perspective, as scholars have tended to do, but also from a theatrical perspective, since both shared the condition of playwrights.