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Shakespeare's reading

Author: Robert S Miola
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford Shakespeare topics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Shakespeare's reading explores Shakespeare's marvellous reshaping of sources into new creations. Beginning with a discussion of how and what Elizabethans read--manuscripts, popular pamphlets, and books--Robert S. Miola goes on to examine Shakespeare's general habits of reading and track his use of specific texts and traditions in the poems, histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances. This is a comprehensive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Martina Düllings; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Miola
ISBN: 0198711689 9780198711681 0198711697 9780198711698
OCLC Number: 43526788
Description: 186 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Elizabethan Reading --
2. Poems --
3. Histories --
4. Comedies --
5. Tragedies --
6. Romances --
7. Shakespeare as Reader.
Series Title: Oxford Shakespeare topics.
Responsibility: Robert S. Miola.
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'Oxford Shakespeare Topics' provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies  Read more...


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Let us welcome Miola's smart and stylish monograph, an indispensable one-volume introduction to the vexed subject that shows exactly how Shakespeare transformed his sources - Ovid, Plutarch, Virgil, Read more...

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