The Resource The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik

The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik

Label
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Title
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Warren Chernaik
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Cleopatra expresses a desire to die 'after the high Roman fashion', acting in accordance with 'what's brave, what's noble', Shakespeare is suggesting that there are certain values that are characteristically Roman. The use of the terms 'Rome' and 'Roman' in Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, or Jonson's Sejanus often carry the implication that most people fail to live up to this ideal of conduct, that very few Romans are worthy of the name. Chernaik demonstrates how, in these plays, Roman values are held up to critical scrutiny. The plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Massinger and Chapman often present a much darker image of Rome, as exemplifying barbarism rather than civility. Through a comparative analysis of the Roman plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and including detailed discussion of the classical historians Livy, Tacitus and Plutarch, this study examines the uses of Roman history - 'the myth of Rome' - in Shakespeare's age"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chernaik, Warren L
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.R6
LC item number
C47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Massinger, Philip
  • Chapman, George
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Massinger, Philip
  • Chapman, George
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Massinger, Philipp
  • Chapman, George
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Chapman, George
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Massinger, Philip
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rom
  • Roman history
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Historical drama, English
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Toneelstukken
  • Engels
  • Englisch
  • Drama
  • Rom
  • Antike
  • Drama
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Antike
  • Historical drama, English
  • Literature
Label
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roman historians and the myth of Rome -- The wronged Lucretian and the early Republic -- Self-inflicted wounds -- 'Like a colossus' : Julius Caesar -- Ben Jonson's Rome -- O'erflowing the measure : Antony and Cleopatra -- The city and the battlefield: Coriolanus -- Tyranny and empire -- Ancient Britons and Romans -- Postscript : Shakespeare and the repbulican tradition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780521196567
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019477612
System control number
  • (OCoLC)681488525
  • (OCoLC)ocn681488525
Label
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roman historians and the myth of Rome -- The wronged Lucretian and the early Republic -- Self-inflicted wounds -- 'Like a colossus' : Julius Caesar -- Ben Jonson's Rome -- O'erflowing the measure : Antony and Cleopatra -- The city and the battlefield: Coriolanus -- Tyranny and empire -- Ancient Britons and Romans -- Postscript : Shakespeare and the repbulican tradition
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780521196567
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019477612
System control number
  • (OCoLC)681488525
  • (OCoLC)ocn681488525

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