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Shakespeare's Ovid : the Metamorphoses in the plays and poems

Shakespeare's Ovid : the Metamorphoses in the plays and poems

Author: A B Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ovid's great poem, the Metamorphoses, was a source of life-long fascination and inspiration for Shakespeare. He drew on its great myths throughout his career: in early works like Venus and Adonis and Titus Andronicus, works of the middle period like A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night, and late plays such as The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. This book provides a comprehensive examination of his use of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Ovid; William Shakespeare; Ovid; Ovid; William Shakespeare; Publius Ovidius Naso; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Ovid; Ovid; William Shakespeare; P Ovidius Naso; William Shakespeare; Publius Ovidius Naso
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A B Taylor
ISBN: 0521771927 9780521771924
OCLC Number: 43615652
Description: xii, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Myths exploited: the metamorphoses of Ovid in early Elizabethan England / R.W. Maslen --
Ovid "renascent" in Venus and Adonis and Hero and Leander / John Roe --
"And love you 'gainst the nature of love": Ovid, rape, and The two gentlemen of Verona / William C. Carroll --
Animals in "manly shape as too the outward showe": moralizing and metamorphosis in Titus Andronicus / A.B. Taylor --
Venus and Adonis and Ovidian indecorous wit / Pauline Kiernan --
Ovid, Petrarch, and Shakespeare's Sonnets / Gordon Braden --
Pyramus and Thisbe in Shakespeare and Ovid / Niall Rudd --
Niobe and the Nemean Lion: reading Hamlet in the light of Ovid's Metamorphoses / Yves Peyré --
The winter's tale: Ovid transformed / A.D. Nuttall --
Ovid, Golding, and the "rough magic" of The tempest / Raphael Lyne --
Ovidian v(o)ices in Marlowe and Shakespeare: the Actaeon variations / François Laroque --
Shakespeare's Ovid in the twentieth century: a critical survey / John W. Velz --
Shakespeare's Ovid, Ovid's Shakespeare: a methodological postscript / Charles Martindale.
Responsibility: edited by A.B. Taylor.
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Ovid's great poem, Metamorphoses, was a source of life long inspiration to Shakespeare. Here, experts offer a comprehensive examination of Shakespeare's use of the poem throughout his works from  Read more...


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'... this pleasing collection takes the scholarship of Ovid and Shakespeare forward in many subtle ways.' Review of English Studies 'Anyone with an interest in Shakespeare's poetical debts would Read more...

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