The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems
Edited by A. B. Taylor
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Shakespeare's Ovid by A. B. Taylor
Book DescriptionOvid's great poem, Metamorphoses, was a source of life long fascination and inspiration for Shakespeare. He drew on its great myths throughout his career: in early works like Venus and Adonis and Titus Andronicus, works of the middle period like A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night, and late plays such as The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. This book provides a comprehensive examination of his use of Ovid's poem with contributions from international scholars. It begins by examining the use of Ovid's myth in early Elizabethan literature, a use dramatically changed by Marlowe and Shakespeare himself. It then offers detailed readings of Shakespeare's use of Ovid in a wide range of plays and poems, placing emphasis on several important but often underestimated features. The book also provides a survey of twentieth-century criticism and methodology in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521030311
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. B. Taylor
Shakespeare and the Classics, Paperback (September 2010)
This book demonstrates that the classics are of central importance in Shakespeare's plays and in the structure of his imagination.
Shakespeare's Ovid, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by A. B. Taylor
A comprehensive examination of Shakespeare's use of Ovid's epic poem, Metamorphoses.
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Author Biography - A. B. Taylor
Dr A. B. Taylor, formerly Dean of Humanities at the Swansea Institute, has published widely on Shakespeare and the Elizabethans in leading journals. Now a full-time writer, his other works include poetry, short stories and radio plays.
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