Shakespeare and Ovid

Shakespeare and Ovid

Book - 1993
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This book, by a leading Shakespeare scholar, 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.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 0198129548
Call Number: 822.33 BATE


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