Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil
By (author) Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
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Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil by Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
Book DescriptionIn this wide-ranging and original study, Margaret Tudeau-Clayton examines how Virgil - the poet as well as his texts - was mediated in early modern England. She analyses what was at stake in the reproduction of these mediations of Virgil, focusing specifically on the works of Ben Jonson and on one of Shakespeare's most resonantly Virgilian plays, The Tempest. She argues that the play offers a complex model of cultural and sociopolitical resistance by engaging critically not only with contemporary mediations of Virgil, but with the ways they were used, especially by Jonson, to reproduce structures of authority (in relation to nature and language as well as to the sociopolitical order). She also shows how instructive comparisons may be drawn between the ways Virgil was constructed and used in early modern England and the ways Shakespeare has been constructed and used, especially as national poet, from the early modern period until our own time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032742
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
This England, That Shakespeare, Hardback (September 2010)
Is Shakespeare English, British, neither or both? Addressing from various angles the relation of the figure of the national poet/dramatist to constructions of England and Englishness, this title probes the complex issues raised by this question.
Textures of Renaissance Knowledge, Paperback (December 2003)
Addresses the multiple, complex and overlapping, sometimes contradictory and frequently strange forms of knowledge in circulation during a period recognized as a turning point in the intellectual history of Western Europe, and which is described as "early modern" or "Renaissance".
Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Margaret Tudeau-Clayton
Examines how Virgil is represented in early modern England, particularly in Jonson's and Shakespeare's writings.
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