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Medieval Shakespeare : pasts and presents

Author: Ruth Morse; Helen Cooper; Peter Holland
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"For many, Shakespeare represents the advent of modernity. It is easy to forget that he was in fact a writer deeply embedded in the Middle Ages, who inherited many of his shaping ideas and assumptions from the medieval past. This collection brings together essays by internationally renowned scholars of medieval and early modern literature, the history of the book and theatre history to present new perspectives on  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Morse; Helen Cooper; Peter Holland
ISBN: 9781107016279 1107016274
OCLC Number: 811137266
Description: xiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction Helen Cooper; Part I. The Middle Ages and Shakespeare: 1. Shakespeare's Middle Ages Bruce R. Smith; 2. Late Shakespeare and the Middle Ages Bart van Es; Part II. Books and Language: 3. The mediated 'medieval' and Shakespeare A.E.B. Coldiron; 4. 'Not know my voice?': Shakespeare corrected; English perfected --
theories of language from the Middle Ages to Modernity Jonathan Hope; 5. The afterlife of personification Helen Cooper; Part III. The British Past: 6. 'King Lear in BC Albion' Margreta de Grazia; 7. Shakespeare and the remains of Britain Ruth Morse; Part IV. The Theatrical Dimension: 8. The art of playing Tom Bishop; 9. Blood begetting blood: Shakespeare and the Mysteries Michael O'Connell; 10. From scaffold to discovery-space: change and continuity Janette Dillon; 11. Performing the Middle Ages Peter Holland; 12. Afterword: the evil of 'medieval' David Bevington.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Morse, Helen Cooper, and Peter Holland.
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This book gives readers the opportunity to appreciate Shakespeare from the perspectives of the late-medieval European traditions that surrounded him.  Read more...

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'A fascinating dialogue between two literary periods.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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