Shakespeare's Troy

Shakespeare's Troy

Drama, Politics, and the Translation of Empire

eBook - 1997
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Examines Shakespeare's deployment of Virgil, Ovid and other classical sources in the creation of a national myth.
Heather James argues that Shakespeare's use of Virgil, Ovid and other classical sources demonstrates the appropriation of classical authority in the interests of developing a national myth. She goes on to distinguish Shakespeare's deployment of the myth--notably in Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and The Tempest--from "official" Tudor and Stuart ideology, and to show how Shakespeare participates in the larger cultural project of finding historical legitimacy for Britain as a realm asserting its status as an empire.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780585033808
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 271 p.) : ill


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