Foreign And Native On The English Stage, 1588-1611: Metaphor and National Identity

Hardcover | April 28, 2011

byJane Pettegree

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This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the ways in which early modern writers used metaphor to explore how identities emerge from the interaction of competing regional and spiritual topographies.

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This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the ways in which early modern writers used metaphor to explore how identities emerge from the interaction of competing regional and spiritual topographies.

JANE PETTEGREE is a Teaching Assistant in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her published works include 'Writing Christendom in the Renaissance', in Europe and Its Others: Essays on Interperception and Identity (2010), and she is a regular contributor to the ABES online bibliography.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Metaphor and Social Subjectivity
PART I: ALTERNATIVE CLEOPATRAS
Renaissance Cleopatras
English Cleopatra in the 1590s: The Queen’s Body
Shakespeare’s Cleopatra
PART II: KENT AND SYNECDOCHAL NATIVE IDENTITY
Commonplace Kent
Rebellious Kent: Historical Reiteration of Opposition
Kent in Lear: Personification and Conflicted Identity
PART III: ENGLISH CHRISTENDOM: METONYMY AND METALEPSIS
Championing Christendom: Current Affairs, Romance and Epic
Jacobean Christendom
Cymbeline: On the Edge of Christendom
Bibliography
Index