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Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Seth Lerer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues for a new relationship between music, myth, lyric, and drama in Shakespeare's last plays. In the last plays, Shakespeare dramatizes these tensions between the social and the ... More


Myth, Music, and Lyric

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter outlines the scope and critical approach of the book. It reviews the history of the idea of the lyric in early modern English verse, the impact of Ovid on Shakespeare and his ... More


An Elegy for Ariel

Seth Lerer

in Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents an approach to The Tempest as a play less about Prospero and his power than about Ariel and his instructions. It reads The Tempest as a play of commissioned performances, and ... More


A Natural History of Ravishment

Holly Dugan

in Renaissance Posthumanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“A Natural History of Ravishment” examines how the human and Renaissance humanism depend for definition upon forms of sexual violence. In tracing the idea of a test of humanity from medieval romance ... More


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