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Medieval Shakespeare : pasts and presents / edited by Ruth Morse, Helen Cooper, and Peter Holland.

Morse, Ruth, (editor.). Cooper, Helen, 1947- (editor.). Holland, Peter, 1951- (editor.).
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Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Knowledge > Middle Ages.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Sources.
Middle Ages in literature.
English drama > Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 > Medieval influences.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781107314214
  • ISBN: 1107314216
  • ISBN: 9781139060905
  • ISBN: 1139060902
  • ISBN: 9781299008977
  • ISBN: 1299008976
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Shakespeare's Middle Ages / Bruce R. Smith -- Late Shakespeare and the Middle Ages / Bart van Es -- The mediated 'medieval' and Shakespeare / A.E.B. Coldiron -- 'Not know my voice?' : Shakespeare corrected; English perfected -- theories of language from the Middle Ages to modernity / Jonathan Hope -- The afterlife of personification / Helen Cooper -- Shakespeare and the remains of Britain / Ruth Morse -- King Lear in BC Albion / Margreta de Grazia -- The art of playing / Tom Bishop -- Blood begetting blood : Shakespeare and the mysteries / Michael O'Connell -- From scaffold to discovery-space : change and continuity / Janette Dillon -- Performing the Middle Ages / Peter Holland -- Conclusion : the evil of 'medieval' / David Bevington.
Summary: "For many, Shakespeare represents the advent of modernity. It is easy to forget that he was in fact a writer deeply embedded in the Middle Ages, who inherited many of his shaping ideas and assumptions from the medieval past. This collection brings together essays by internationally renowned scholars of medieval and early modern literature, the history of the book and theatre history to present new perspectives on Shakespeare and his medieval heritage. Separated into four parts, the collection explores Shakespeare and his work in the context of the Middle Ages, medieval books and language, the British past, and medieval conceptions of drama and theatricality, together showing Shakespeare's work as rooted in late medieval history and culture. Insisting upon Shakespeare's complexity and medieval multiplicity, Medieval Shakespeare gives readers the opportunity to appreciate both Shakespeare and his period within the traditions that fostered and surrounded him"-- Provided by publisher.
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