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Tolkien and Shakespeare : essays on shared themes and language

Author: Janet Brennan Croft
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tolkien and Shakespeare: These essays focus on the broad themes and motifs which concerned both authors. They seek to uncover Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien through echoes of the playwright's themes and even word choices, discovering how Tolkien used, revised, updated, "corrected," and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's works"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tolkien and Shakespeare.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2007
(OCoLC)607394754
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; J R R Tolkien; John R R Tolkien; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Brennan Croft
ISBN: 9780786428274 0786428279
OCLC Number: 74967681
Description: viii, 327 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tolkien and Shakespeare : influences, echoes, revisions / Janet Brennan Croft --
Clashing mythologies : the elves of Shakespeare and Tolkien / Allegra Johnston --
"How now, spirit! Wither wander you?" diminution : the Shakespearean misconception and the Tolkienian ideal of faërie / Jessica Burke --
Just a little bit fey : what's at the bottom of The lord of the rings and A midsummer night's dream? / Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario --
"Perilously fair" : Titania, Galadriel, and the fairy queen of medieval romance / Romuald I. Lakowski --
"We few, we happy few" : war and glory in Henry V and The lord of the rings / Daniel Timmons --
The person of a prince : echoes of Hamlet in J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings / Kayla McKinney Wiggins --
How "all that glisters is not gold" became "all that is gold does not glitter" : Aragorn's debt to Shakespeare / Judith J. Kollmann --
"The shadow of succession" : Shakespeare, Tolkien, and the conception of history / Annalisa Castaldo --
"The rack of this tough world" : the influence of King Lear on Lord of the rings / Leigh Smith --
Shakespearean catharsis in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien / Anne C. Petty --
Prospero's books, Gandalf's staff : the ethics of magic in Shakespeare and Tolkien / Nicholas Ozment --
Merlin, Prospero, Saruman and Gandalf : corrosive uses of power in Shakespeare and Tolkien / Frank P. Riga --
"Bid the tree unfix his earthbound root" : motifs from Macbeth in J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings / Janet Brennan Croft --
Hidden in plain view : strategizing unconventionality in Shakespeare's and Tolkien's portraits of women / Maureen Thum --
Something is stirring in the east : racial identity, confronting the "other," and miscegenation in Othello and The lord of the rings / Robert Gehl --
Self-cursed, night-fearers, and usurpers : Tolkien's Atani and Shakespeare's Men / Anna Fåhraeus --
Gollum and Caliban : evolution and design / Lisa Hopkins --
Of two minds : Gollum and Othello / Charles Keim.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Brennan Croft.
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"some worthwhile contributions here"--Library Journal; "recommend[ed]"--Mythlore; "this collection is well worth the time of scholars of Tolkien and Shakespeare alike. Both sides will find insights Read more...

 
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