Shakespeare's Reading (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics (General Editors Peter Holland and Stanley Wells) provide students, teachers, and interested readers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, including some general anthologies relating to Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Reading explores Shakespeare's marvelous reshaping of sources into new creations. Beginning with a discussion of how and what Elizabethans read-manuscripts, popular pamphlets, and books-Robert S. Miola examines Shakespeare's use of specific texts such as Holinshed's Chronicles, Plutarch's Lives, and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. As well as reshaping other writers' work, Shakespeare transformed traditions-the inherited expectations, tropes, and strategies about character, action and genre. For example, the tradition of Italian love poetry, especially Petrarch, shapes Romeo and Juliet as well as the sonnets; the Vice figure finds new life in Richard III and Falstaff. Employing a traditional understanding of sources as well as more recent developments in intertextuality, this book traces Shakespeare's reading throughout his career, as it inspires his poetry, histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances. Repeated references to the plays in performance enliven and enrich the account.

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Robert S. Miola is Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

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"Offers a shrewd analysis of Elizabethan reading habits, and then turns to Shakespeare's work by genre."--Studies in English Literature 1500-1900


"The series editors--Peter Holland and Stanley Wells--should be congratulated for the overall quality of the contributions."--Studies in English Literature 1500-1900


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