“Some kind of peace will follow”: Archivism and Anarchivism in Shakespearean Appropriations of Rome (HBO/BBC/RAI, 2005–2007)


  • Víctor Huertas Martín Universitat de València




archive, anarchivism, trace, tragedy, romance


This article explores the appropriation of Shakespeare’s works in Rome (Heller, MacDonald and Milius 2005-2007). Drawing on archive theory, it looks into the use of Shakespeare’s archive in this TV series by examining gender variables. The results of this research show that the traces of Shakespeare’s archive in Rome form different assemblages for female and male characters. This fact reflects the cultural hierarchies of the TV seriality of the period in which Rome was aired. Nonetheless, the appropriations of different Shakespearean dramatic genres —mainly tragedy and romance— raise transformative possibilities for those gender politics in Rome’s narrative world.


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How to Cite

Huertas Martín, V. (2024). “Some kind of peace will follow”: Archivism and Anarchivism in Shakespearean Appropriations of Rome (HBO/BBC/RAI, 2005–2007). Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies, 69, 151–174. https://doi.org/10.26754/ojs_misc/mj.20248909



ARTICLES: Literature, film and cultural studies
Received 2023-04-26
Accepted 2024-02-22
Published 2024-06-24