The Myth of Rome in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

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1. The Roman historians and the myth of Rome; 2. The wronged Lucretian and the early Republic; 3. Self-inflicted wounds; 4. 'Like a colossus': Julius Caesar; 5. Ben Jonson's Rome; 6. Oerflowing the measure: Antony and Cleopatra; 7. The city and the battlefield: Coriolanus; 8. Tyranny and empire; 9. Ancient Britons and Romans; Bibliography.
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Chernaik presents illuminating comparisons of Shakespeare's Roman plays with plays by Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists including Jonson and Massinger.
Autor: Warren Chernaik
Warren Chernaik is Emeritus Professor of English, University of London and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays (2007), Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature (1995) and The Poet's Time: Literature and Politics in the Work of Andrew Marvell (1983). He has co-edited a number of books on topics as diverse as detective fiction, changes in copyright law, and Andrew Marvell, and has published essays on seventeenth-century authors such as Milton, Herbert, Rochester and Behn, as well as on Shakespeare and on Restoration drama. He was the founding director of the University of London's Institute of English Studies.

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Autor: Warren Chernaik
ISBN-13 :: 9780521196567
ISBN: 0521196566
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2011
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Gewicht: 589g
Seiten: 298
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 244x161x23 mm
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