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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


‘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


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


“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


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


‘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


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


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


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


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