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.

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"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 essays...help 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