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Shakespeare and classical tragedy : the influence of Seneca

Author: Robert S Miola
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1992.
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This book charts the influence of Seneca--both as specific text and inherited tradition--through Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and discovering new indebtedness, it presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment. Familiar methods of source study and a sophisticated understanding of intertextuality are employed to re-evaluate the much maligned Seneca in the light  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; William Shakespeare; Sénèque, le Philosophe; William Shakespeare; Sénèque; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Lucius Annaeus (Philosophus) Seneca; Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosophus; William Shakespeare; Lucius Annaeus Seneca; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Miola
ISBN: 0198112645 9780198112648
OCLC Number: 24872154
Description: 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Heavy Seneca; Senecan revenge - "Titus Andronicus", "Hamlet"; Senecan tyranny - "Richard III", "Macbeth"; Senecan furor: "Othello", "King Lear"; light Seneca - "A Midsummer Night's Dream", tragicomedy.
Responsibility: Robert S. Miola.
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Charts the influence of Seneca - both as specific text and inherited tragedies. It re-evaluates the work of Seneca and reassesses his influence on Shakespeare which extends beyond the tragedies to  Read more...

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'a detailed, learned and rewarding examination of a number of Senecan motifs ... Professor Miola has written a book of lasting importance.' A Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol 74, No 6 Read more...

 
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