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Romana mors in Antony and Cleopatra

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter continues the exploration of Shakespeare's representation of Romana mors through discussion of the figures of Pyramus and Thisbe, Lucrece, and Antony and Cleopatra (both in Shakespeare's ... More


The Art of Precedent

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece are proofs of William Shakespeare's self-conscious Renaissance exercises in the imitation and amplification of Roman poet Ovid. It ... More


Comedy and Metamorphosis

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that The Taming of the Shrew, one of William Shakespeare's earliest comedies, laid out a programme for his subsequent Ovidianism. It explains that this programme, based on Ovid's ... More


Choosing Ovids (2)

Maggie Kilgour

in Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199589432
eISBN:
9780191738500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589432.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 positions the young Milton in relation to major trends of Caroline Ovidianism, represented by both the libertine poets and the court masques. Given the role of Ovid in courtly ... More


Tarquin Dispossessed: Expropriation and Consent in The Rape of Lucrece

Belsey Catherine

in Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Lucrece does the best she can — and that Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece attends closely to the complex implications of rape, and to the drawbacks of a sexual and state ... More


Afterworlds: Thomas Middleton, the book, and the genre of continuation

Jeffrey Todd Knight

in Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Jeffrey Knight’s essay on what he terms the ‘genre of continuation’ grapples with the question of how the material, printed book enabled new modes of authorship. Distinct from the humanist tradition ... More


‘Lamentable objects’: ekphrasis and historical materiality in Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece

Rachel Eisendrath (ed.)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his 1594 narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare uses ekphrasis to explore a shift in the early modern understanding of history. Of the many changes he made to the Lucrece story, he added ... More


“Her speech is nothing”: Mad Speech and the Female Musician

Joseph M. Ortiz

in Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449314
eISBN:
9780801460920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449314.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on the convergence between attacks on music and early modern representations of women. Renaissance writers often associated music and women as producers of unintelligible sound, ... More


Shakespeare as literary dramatist

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This, the last chapter dealing with phase 1 of Shakespeare’s career, describes his early ambition as a poet. It argues that Shakespeare’s direction of travel until the year 1594 was increasingly ... More


The Paradoxes of Pain: Shakespeare beyond Petrarchism

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book has examined the metaphors of wounding, torture, vulnerability, and war that were abound in sixteenth-century love poetry, identifying them as a pan-European phenomenon through which early ... More


Woman as World: The Female Microcosm / Macrocosm in Shakespeare and Donne

Lynn Maxwell

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the trope of the microcosm/macrocosm as it is applied to women, particularly in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, his Rape of Lucrece, and various works of Donne, most especially ... More


Ciceronian Skepticism and the Mind-Body Problem in Lucrece

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores Lucrece in the context of Ciceronian skepticism. Doing so clarifies the status, in Shakespeare, of an issue of crucial importance: the mind-body problem. Many critics have ... More


Feeling like a Fragment: Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece

Rachel Eisendrath

in Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

By the end of the sixteenth century, the central aim of history writing in Europe was shifting from moral edification to factual accuracy. This emphasis on facts entailed an increased involvement ... More


Chaste Treasure and National Identity in the Rape of Lucrece and Cymbeline

Katherine Gillen

in Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses chastity’s role in English (and British) national identity, arguing that Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece and Cymbeline question the Roman myth’s application in early capitalist ... More


The Taming of the Shrew: Some Classical Points of Reference: [From Hermathena 129 (1980) 23–8]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In a series of critical notes on the play, this essay traces classical reference within Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and across to various of his other works (Venus and Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, ... More


Thinking in Stanzas: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece

Raphael Lyne

in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702818
eISBN:
9780191795282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702818.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the ways in which similes, comparisons, and parallels are developed within the different stanza forms of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis (sixain) and The Rape of Lucrece (rhyme ... More


Laying the foundations

Robert Bearman

in Shakespeare’s Money: How much did he make and what did this mean?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198759249
eISBN:
9780191821561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759249.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter discusses how Shakespeare made his way into the theatre world, both as an actor attached to one of the theatrical troupes, and as a playwright, but it is argued that, until he became a ... More


‘The Wiser Sort’: The Distinction of Politics and Gabriel Harvey’s Machiavellian Hamlet

András Kiséry

in Hamlet’s Moment: Drama and Political Knowledge in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198746201
eISBN:
9780191808814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746201.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The marginalia of Gabriel Harvey, a humanist famously eager for a political career, allow us to insert Hamlet in the contexts of late sixteenth-century political education, the discussion about the ... More


Late Elizabethan and Early Jacobean Poetry: The Circulation of Verse

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapters 12 and 13 examine the experience of poetry in the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, and assess the claim that the public performance of poetry was common in England at this time. ... More


‘Imaginary Work’: Opportunity in Lucrece and in King Lear

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter makes important distinctions between pre- and post-eighteenth-century uses of the terminology of ‘circumstances’, ‘proof’, and ‘probability’. It shows that prehistories of probability ... More


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