Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity

Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity

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Against a recent tendency to exaggerate Shakespeare's classical learning, this study examines how the playwright used his relatively restricted knowledge to create an unusually convincing picture of Rome.An Introductory Essay Michelle Martindale. SHAKESPEAREa#39;S. ROME ... It should not be implied that artists operate on too high a plane for a#39;factsa#39; to matter, or that history (like politics) is of lesser importance than other more a#39;universala#39; topics.

Title:Shakespeare and the Uses of Antiquity
Author:Michelle Martindale
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-15


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