Shakespeare and the Classics

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Charles Martindale, A. B. Taylor
Cambridge University Press, 24.02.2011
Shakespeare and the Classics demonstrates that the classics are of central importance in Shakespeare's plays and in the structure of his imagination. Written by an international team of Shakespeareans and classicists, this book investigates Shakespeare's classicism and shows how he used a variety of classical books to explore crucial areas of human experience such as love, politics, ethics and history. The book focuses on Shakespeare's favourite classical authors, especially Ovid, Virgil, Seneca, Plautus and Terence, and, in translation only, Plutarch. Attention is also paid to the humanist background and to Shakespeare's knowledge of Greek literature and culture. The final section, from the perspective of reception, examines how Shakespeare's classicism was seen and used by later writers. This accessible book offers a rounded and comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's classicism and will be a useful first port of call for students and others approaching the subject.
 

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Shakespeare and humanistic culture
9
The Taming of the Shrew and Ovid
33
Ovids myths and the unsmooth course of love in
49
Shakespeares learned heroines in Ovids schoolroom
66
VIRGIL
81
Shakespeare and Virgil
89
Shakespeares reception of Plautus reconsidered
109
Shakespeare Plautus and the discovery of New Comic space
122
Brutus Julius
173
Plutarch Shakespeare and the alpha males
188
Shakespeare and the Greeks
209
Like an old tale still
225
strange relationship
241
Shakespeare Longinus and English
261
the later reception
277
Select bibliography compiled by Joanna Paul
294

Senecan
141
Seneca and monopoly
156

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Über den Autor (2011)

Charles Martindale is Professor of Latin in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol. His most recent publications include The Cambridge Companion to Virgil (1997), Classics and the Uses of Reception (2006, edited with Richard Thomas) and Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics (2005).

A. B. Taylor is Retired Dean of Faculty (Humanities), The Swansea Institute. He is the editor of Shakespeare's Ovid: The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems (2000) and has published in Shakespeare Survey, Notes and Queries, Connotations, English Language Notes and the Review of English Studies.

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