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Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity

An Introductory Essay

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Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity by Charles Martindale
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Although a third of his plays are set in the ancient world and he constantly used classical mythology, history, and ideas, Shakespeare received a simple grammar school education and did not have a scholar's knowledge of the classics. The critical implications of this are the subject of Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity . Against a recent academic tendency to exaggerate Shakespeare's learning, the authors investigate how he used his comparatively restricted knowledge to create, for example, an unusually convincing picture of Rome, and analyse, by presenting us with careful readings of specific passages, the styles Shakespeare employed under the influence of classical writers, especially Ovid, Seneca, and (in translation) Homer and Plutarch.
Release date NZ
March 3rd, 1994
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
240
Dimensions
140x216x19
ISBN-13
9780415104265
Product ID
1678537

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