Tempo e sovranità. Note a Richard II
Based on the well-known interpretations of Shakespeare by Giorgio Melchiori, Ernst H. Kantorowicz and Franco Moretti, this paper examines some of the verbal and dramatic sequences around which the tragedy of Richard II develops. These are viewed as the onset and the gradual deepening of the conflict between time and sovereignty. With the help of the philosophy of Kant, Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas, the paper traces them back to their roots in human subjectivity, or rather, in ipseity.
Keywords: Richard II, Ipseity, Music, Care, Paradoxes