Shakespeare and the Classics by Charles MartindaleShakespeare and the Classics by Charles Martindale

Shakespeare and the Classics

EditorCharles Martindale, A. B. Taylor

Paperback | March 28, 2011

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Compiled by an international team of Shakespeareans and classicists, this study investigates Shakespeare's classicism and demonstrates how he used a variety of classical books to explore such crucial areas of human experience as love, politics, ethics, and history. It offers a comprehensive analysis of Shakespeare's classicism that will also serve as a useful introduction for students and others approaching the subject for the first time.
Title:Shakespeare and the ClassicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521175011

ISBN - 13:9780521175012

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. An Initial Perspective: 1. Shakespeare and humanistic culture Colin Burrow; Part II. 'Small Latine': 2. 'Petruchio is 'Kated'': The Taming of the Shrew and Ovid Vanda Zajko; 3. Ovid's myths and the unsmooth course of love in A Midsummer Night's Dream A. B. Taylor; 4. Shakespeare's learned heroines in Ovid's schoolroom Heather James; 5. Shakespeare and Virgil Charles Martindale; 6. Shakespeare's reception of Plautus reconsidered Wolfgang Riehle; 7. Shakespeare, Plautus, and the discovery of new comic space Raphael Lyne; 8. 'Confusion now hath made his masterpiece': Senecan resonances in Macbeth Yves Peyre; 9. 'These are the only men': Seneca and monopoly in Hamlet 2.2 Erica Sheen; Part III. 'Lesse Greeke': 10. 'Character' in Plutarch and Shakespeare: Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony John Roe; 11. Plutarch, Shakespeare, and the alpha males Gordon Braden; 12. Action at a distance: Shakespeare and the Greeks A. D. Nuttall; 13. Shakespeare and Greek romance: 'Like an old tale still' Stuart Gillespie; 14. Shakespeare and Greek tragedy: strange relationship Michael Silk; Part IV. The Reception of Shakespeare's Classicism: 15. 'The English Homer': Shakespeare, Longinus, and English 'Neoclassicism' David Hopkins; 16. 'There is no end but addition': the later reception of Shakespeare's classicism Sarah Brown.

Editorial Reviews

"Charles Martindale and A. B. Taylor's new collection of essays on Shakespeare and the Classics is a welcome contribution to this new wave of scholarship by a group of critics well-known in the field...The capture the truly original characteristic of Shakespeare's imagination as it interacts with the past that nourished it. The tradition that emerges through these essays is itself a living and growing force, a conversation that continues today." -Maggie Kilgour, Department of English, McGill University, International Journal of the Classic Tradition