The Resource How the Classics Made Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate

How the Classics Made Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate

Label
How the Classics Made Shakespeare
Title
How the Classics Made Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bate
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From one of our most eminent and accessible literary critics, a groundbreaking account of how the Greek and Roman classics forged Shakespeare’s imaginationBen Jonson famously accused Shakespeare of having “small Latin and less Greek.” But he was exaggerating. Shakespeare was steeped in the classics. Shaped by his grammar school education in Roman literature, history, and rhetoric, he moved to London, a city that modeled itself on ancient Rome. He worked in a theatrical profession that had inherited the conventions and forms of classical drama, and he read deeply in Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca. In a book of extraordinary range, acclaimed literary critic and biographer Jonathan Bate, one of the world’s leading authorities on Shakespeare, offers groundbreaking insights into how, perhaps more than any other influence, the classics made Shakespeare the writer he became.Revealing in new depth the influence of Cicero and Horace on Shakespeare and finding new links between him and classical traditions, ranging from myths and magic to monuments and politics, Bate offers striking new readings of a wide array of the plays and poems. At the heart of the book is an argument that Shakespeare’s supreme valuation of the force of imagination was honed by the classical tradition and designed as a defense of poetry and theater in a hostile world of emergent Puritanism.Rounded off with a fascinating account of how Shakespeare became our modern classic and has ended up playing much the same role for us as the Greek and Roman classics did for him, How the Classics Made Shakespeare combines stylistic brilliance, accessibility, and scholarship, demonstrating why Jonathan Bate is one of our most eminent and readable literary critics
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Bate, Jonathan
Government publication
other
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.B38 2019
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
E. H. Gombrich Lecture Series
Series volume
3
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  • Classical literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
Target audience
specialized
Label
How the Classics Made Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Tragical-Comical- Historical- Pastoral
  • 6. S. P. Q. L.
  • 7. But What of Cicero?
  • 8. Pyrrhus’s Pause
  • 9. The Good Life
  • 10. The Defence of Phantasms
  • 11. An Infirmity Named Hereos
  • 12. The Labours of Hercules
  • 13. Walking Shadows
  • 14. In the House of Fame
  • Frontmatter
  • APPENDIX: THE ELIZABETHAN VIRGIL
  • Notes
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 1. The Intelligence of Antiquity
  • 2. O’er-Picturing Venus
  • 3. Resemblance by Example
  • 4. Republica Anglorum
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185637
Other physical details
18 b/w illus.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527280
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185637
Label
How the Classics Made Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Tragical-Comical- Historical- Pastoral
  • 6. S. P. Q. L.
  • 7. But What of Cicero?
  • 8. Pyrrhus’s Pause
  • 9. The Good Life
  • 10. The Defence of Phantasms
  • 11. An Infirmity Named Hereos
  • 12. The Labours of Hercules
  • 13. Walking Shadows
  • 14. In the House of Fame
  • Frontmatter
  • APPENDIX: THE ELIZABETHAN VIRGIL
  • Notes
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 1. The Intelligence of Antiquity
  • 2. O’er-Picturing Venus
  • 3. Resemblance by Example
  • 4. Republica Anglorum
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691185637
Other physical details
18 b/w illus.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)527280
  • (DE-B1597)9780691185637

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