Shakespeare and Ovid / Edition 1

Shakespeare and Ovid / Edition 1

by Jonathan Bate
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198183240

ISBN-13: 9780198183242

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Written by a leading Shakespeare scholar, this book is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Shakespeare and his favorite poet, Ovid. Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's works, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies. Demonstrating how profoundly

…  See more details below

Overview

Written by a leading Shakespeare scholar, this book is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Shakespeare and his favorite poet, Ovid. Bate examines the full range of Shakespeare's works, identifying Ovid's presence not only in the narrative poems and pastoral comedies, but also in the Sonnets and mature tragedies. Demonstrating how profoundly creative Ovid's influence was, especially in his representations of myth, metamorphosis, and sexuality, this original and elegantly written study reveals Shakespeare as an extraordinarily sophisticated reader of Ovidian myth and as a metamorphic artist as fluid and nimble as his classical original.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183242
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsxiv
A Note on Referencesxv
1.Shakespeare and the Renaissance Ovid1
2.Sexual Poetry48
3.The Art of Precedent83
4.Comedy and Metamorphosis118
5.Tragedy and Metamorphosis171
6.From Myth to Drama215
Bibliography271
Index285

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >