Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity

Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity

An Introductory Essay

eBook - 1994
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In Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity, Charles and Michelle Martindale take issue with the recent academic tendency to exaggerate Shakespeare's expertise in the classics. Instead they show how the playwright used his restricted knowledge of the classics to create a remarkably convincing picture of the classical world. Although almost a third of his plays are set in the ancient world and are rich in allusions to classical mythology, history and ideas, Shakespeare received only grammar school training in this discipline--a far cry from the scholarly knowledge he would otherwise seem to posses.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
ISBN: 9780203986035
0203986032
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Additional Contributors: Martindale, Michelle 1951-

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