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Shakespeare and Ovid

Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jonathan Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's work, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies. He shows how profoundly creative Ovid's influence was, from the raped Lavinia's turning of the pages of the Metamorphoses in Titus Andronicus, and the staging of Pyramus and Thisbe in A midsummer night's dream, to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Ovid; Ovid; Ovid; William Shakespeare; Publius Ovidius Naso; William Shakespeare; Ovide (0043 av. J.-C.-0017).; 0043 av j - c - 0018? Ovide; William Shakespeare; Ovide; William Shakespeare; Publius Ovidius Naso
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bate
ISBN: 0198129548 9780198129547 0198183240 9780198183242
OCLC Number: 26974214
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Shakespeare and the Renaissance Ovid --
2. Sexual Poetry --
3. The Art of Precedent --
4. Comedy and Metamorphosis --
5. Tragedy and Metamorphosis --
6. From Myth to Drama.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bate.
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