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Shakespeare's Caliban : a cultural history

Author: Alden T Vaughan; Virginia Mason Vaughan
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Caliban has been portrayed extensively and diversely in theatre and in literary criticism. This book looks at the historical, etymological, literary and folklore context in which Shakespeare created  Read more...

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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William (1564-1616) Shakespeare; Caliban, (personnage fictif); William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Caliban.; Caliban; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> - Personnages - Caliban.; Shakespeare, William <1564-1616> / Tempest.; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alden T Vaughan; Virginia Mason Vaughan
ISBN: 0521403057 9780521403054 052145817X 9780521458177
OCLC Number: 22984210
Description: xxviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Note on editions --
Introduction --
Caliban in Shakespeare's text --
Part I. Origins: Historical contexts --
Literary contexts --
Part II. Receptions: Literary criticism --
The American school --
Colonial metaphors --
Stage history --
Filmography --
Artists' renditions --
Poetic invocations --
Conclusion --
Caliban's Odyssey --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan.
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"This is a quite exceptionally sound and illuminating piece of scholarship. It takes a single revealing and well-documented piece of litmus paper, the figure of Caliban in The Tempest , and tracks it Read more...

 
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