Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

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This essential annotated bibliography provides a comprehensive review of thirty years of English-language commentary on Shakespeare's extensive use of classical literature and culture. The entries, arranged alphabetically, provide detailed summaries of surveys, articles, books, essays, dissertations, and other relevant bibliographies. For poems and plays based directly on classical sources like Antony and Cleopatra and The Rape of Lucrece, virtually all significant scholarly work during the period is included. For other works such as Hamlet, any scholarship that deals with classical connotations is included. Any other bibliographies used in the compiling of this volume will be described with emphasis on their value to a student of Shakespeare and the Classics. Organized clearly into three sections, this easy-to-use volume is both practical and highly readable, offering students and scholars a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips.
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Library Journal
Shakespeare's use of classical references is a rich and varied subject. With the plays alone, there is Ovid's influence on Twelfth Night, the question of just what in Elizabethan politics drove the theme of honor in Troilus and Cressida, and the rich line of Hamlet's antecedents (Orpheus, Hercules, Orestes, and Aeneas). As this outstanding bibliography attests, the body of work that studies the connections between Shakespeare and his classical roots is also rich and varied. Walker (English, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington) has gathered 3210 works in English published between 1961 and 1991 that all treat the classical in Shakespeare. The bibliography is conveniently broken into three sections: general bibliographies, surveys, and reference works; general works; and sections on individual titles. Entries consist of books, articles, book chapters, essays, dissertations, other bibliographies, and reference works. Many of the entries are annotated in great detail, so much so that scanning the selections will give one a general feeling for the state of scholarship in a given area. Three indexes (by author of the bibliographical entry, name of Shakespeare's work, and subject) create multiple points of access to the contents. This well-introduced and thoughtfully indexed work is an essential purchase for all academic libraries. Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Preface William Godshalk

Introduction * Works Cited * Abbreviations for Journals and Series * Abbreviations for the Titles of Shakespeare's Works * Editorial Abbreviations

General Bibliographies, Surveys, and Reference Works * General Works

Individual Works:
All's Well That Ends Well * Antony and Cleopatra * As You Like It * The Comedy of Errors * Coriolanus * Cymbeline * Hamlet * Henry IV, Part 1 * Henry IV, Part 2 * Henry V * Henry VI, Part 1 * Henry VI, Part 2 * Henry VI, Part 3 * Henry VIII * Julius Caesar * King John * King Lear * A Lover's Complaint * Love's Labour's Lost * Macbeth * Measure for Measure * The Merchant of Venice * The Merry Wives of Windsor * A Midsummer Night's Dream * Much Ado about Nothing * Othello * The Passionate Pilgrim * Pericles * The Phoenix and the Turtle * The Rape of Lucrece * Richard II * Richard III * Romeo and Juliet * Sonnets * The Taming of the Shrew * The Tempest * Timon of Athens * Titus Andronicus * Troilus and Cressida * Twelfth Night * The Two Gentlemen of Verona * The Two Noble Kinsmen * Venus and Adonis * The Winter's Tale

Name Index
Subject Index

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