The Influence of the Roman Poet Ovid on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Intertextual Parallels and Meta-Ovidian Tendencies

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The project illustrates a discernable pattern within Shakespeare's canon that can arguably be compared to similar proclivities in the works of Ovid. Furthermore, given his undisputed affinity for Ovid and the nature of Elizabethan educational practices Shakespeare, over time, developed an Ovidian mindset.

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Dr.Siler holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Arkansas with emphasis on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature and drama, MA in English from Wake Forest University. He is currently assistant professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

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"... a fresh insight serving to provide a cogent explanation for the seemingly random yet myriad classical Ovidian references found throughout Shakespearean drama." -Prof. Kimberly Downing University of Arkansas at Fort Smith "The author has masterfully presented a complex subject succinctly... an ambitious treatment of the tension between Shakespeare and Ovid" -Prof. Alexander Huang Pennsylvania State University"

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