Ovid on Screen

Ovid on Screen

Ovid's Heroides. Princeton: Princeton University Press. James, Paula. 2013. Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. Expanded ed. London: Bloomsbury. 2018. “Statues, Synths, and Simulacra: The Ovidian ...

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108485401

Category: History

Page: 494

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The first study of Ovid, especially his Metamorphoses, as inherently visual literature, explaining his pervasive importance in our visual media.
Categories: History

Ovid

Ovid

162–3, estimates that more than a third of the Metamorphoses is narrated by characters other than Ovid. 6 Ibid., pp. 118–25. ... 24 On the popularity of the Pygmalion myth in film see Paula James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In ...

Author: Carole E. Newlands

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857726605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Newlands provides an extensive overview and analysis of Ovid s works."
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A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid

“Lycaon: Ovid's Deceptive Paradigm in Metamorphoses 1. ... Kino im Kopf: Zur Visualisierung des Mythos in den “Metamorphosen” Ovids. Göttingen. ... Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London.

Author: John F. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118876121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid presents more than 30original essays written by leading scholars revealing the richdiversity of critical engagement with Ovid’s poetry thatspans the Western tradition from antiquity to the presentday. Offers innovative perspectives on Ovid’s poetry and itsreception from antiquity to the present day Features contributions from more than 30 leading scholars inthe Humanities. Introduces familiar and unfamiliar figures in the history ofOvidian reception. Demonstrates the enduring and transformative power ofOvid’s poetry into modern times.
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Screening Statues

Screening Statues

Paula James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen – In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (London and New York: Continuum International, 2011), 91. Bloom, Waxworks, 124. Victor Stoichita, The Pygmalion Effect: from Ovid to Hitchcock (Chicago: ...

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474410915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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A dynamic, scholarly engagement with Susanne Bier's work
Categories: Performing Arts

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

Locating Classical Receptions on Screen

“Review of Martin M. Winkler's Classical Literature on Screen: Affinities of Imagination (2017)”, CR 69. James, Paula. (rev. 2014). Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London and New York: Bloomsbury.

Author: Ricardo Apostol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319964577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This volume explores film and television sources in problematic conversation with classical antiquity, to better understand the nature of artistic reception and classical reception in particular. Drawing inspiration from well-theorized fields like adaptation studies, comparative literature, and film, the essays in this collection raise questions fundamental to the future of reception studies. The first section, ‘Beyond Fidelity’, deals with idiosyncratic adaptations of ancient sources; the second section, ‘Beyond Influence’, discusses modern works purporting to adapt ancient figures or themes that are less straightforwardly ancient than they may at first appear; while the last section, ‘Beyond Original’, uses films that lack even these murky connections to antiquity to challenge the notion that studying reception requires establishing historical connections between works. As questions of audience, interpretation, and subjectivity are central to most contemporary fields of study, this is a collection that is of interest to a wide variety of readers in the humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ovid on Cosmetics

Ovid on Cosmetics

Also available from Bloomsbury Ovid and his Love Poetry, Rebecca Armstrong The Metamorphosis of Ovid, Sarah Annes Brown Prescribing Ovid, Yasmin Haskell Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', ...

Author: Marguerite Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472507495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early example of Ovid's trademark combination of poetic instruction and trivial subject matter. Exploring female beauty and cosmeceuticals, with particular emphasis on the concept of cultus, the poem presents five practical recipes for treatments for Roman women. Covering both didactic parody and pharmacological reality, this deceptively complex poem possesses wit and vivacity and provides an important insight into Roman social mores and day-to-day activities. The first full study in English devoted to this little-researched but multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics includes an introduction that situates the poem within its literary heritage of didactic and elegiac poetry, its place in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, personal aesthetics and attitudes to female beauty in Roman society. The Latin text is presented on parallel pages alongside a new translation, and all Latin words and phrases are translated for the non-specialist reader. Detailed commentary notes elucidate the text and individual phrases still further. Ovid on Cosmetics presents and explicates this witty, subversive yet significant poem. Its attention to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, including detailed analyses of individual ingredients and the effects of specific creams and makeup, make this work a significant contribution to the beauty industry in antiquity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London: Continuum. Kunze, M. and E. Hofstetter (eds.) (2005). Aufzum Olymp: Antike in Kinderbüchern aus sechs Jahrhunderten. Mainz: Rutzen. Lindner, M. (2007).

Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118741351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Latin Literature

Understanding Latin Literature

(Dryden, Fables Ancient and Modern) 13.7 Since the Renaissance, Ovid's Pygmalion has been read as the myth of the artist ... Miller in Ovid Renewed and Paula James in Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman).

Author: Susanna Morton Braund

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317240273

Category: History

Page: 220

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Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the later reception and reverberations of Latin literature. Chapters are dedicated to Latin writers such as Virgil and Livy and explore how literature related to Roman identity and society. Readers are stimulated and inspired to do their own further reading through engagement with a wide selection of translated extracts and through understanding the different ways in which they can be approached. Central throughout is the theme of the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture. The versatile and accessible structure of Understanding Latin Literature makes it suitable for both individual and class use.
Categories: History

Corporeality in Early Cinema

Corporeality in Early Cinema

He is author with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, and Lisa Colpaert of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema. 5. ... Paula James, Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (London: Continuum, 2011), 12. 3.

Author: Marina Dahlquist

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253033666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Corporeality in Early Cinema inspires a heightened awareness of the ways in which early film culture, and screen praxes overall are inherently embodied. Contributors argue that on- and offscreen (and in affiliated media and technological constellations), the body consists of flesh and nerves and is not just an abstract spectator or statistical audience entity. Audience responses from arousal to disgust, from identification to detachment, offer us a means to understand what spectators have always taken away from their cinematic experience. Through theoretical approaches and case studies, scholars offer a variety of models for stimulating historical research on corporeality and cinema by exploring the matrix of screened bodies, machine-made scaffolding, and their connections to the physical bodies in front of the screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening Divinity

Screening Divinity

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. London and New York: Continuum. Jevons, Frank B. (1913). 'Anthropomorphism', in James Hastings (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. New York: Charles Scribner's ...

Author: Lisa Maurice

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474425759

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Engaging with recent scholarship on film, particularly film and theology as well as classical reception, Lisa Maurice considers the gods of Greek and Roman mythology alongside the biblical God of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Categories: Performing Arts

Retelling Cinderella

Retelling Cinderella

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. Jameson, Raymond De Loy. 'Cinderella in China.' Cinderella: A Casebook, edited by Alan Dundes. University of Wisconsin Press, 1988, pp.

Author: Nicola Darwood

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527562035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Cinderella’s transformation from a lowly, overlooked servant into a princess who attracts everyone’s gaze has become a powerful trope within many cultures. Inspired by the Cinderella archive of books and collectables at the University of Bedfordshire, the essays in this collection demonstrate how the story remains active in various different societies where social and family relationships are adapting to modern culture. The volume explores the social arenas of dating apps and prom nights, as well as contemporary issues about women’s roles in the home, and gender identity. Cinderella’s cultural translation is seen through the contributors’ international perspectives: from Irish folklore to the Colombian Cenicienta costeña (Cinderella of the coast) and Spanish literary history. Its transdisciplinarity ranges from fashion in Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm’s publications to a comparison of Cinderella and Galatea on film, and essays on British authors Nancy Spain, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Latin Poetry and Its Reception

Latin Poetry and Its Reception

Ovid Metamorphoses III An Extract: 511–733. London, New York. ... 'Collapsing Authority and “Arachnean” Gods in Ovid's Baucis and Philemon (Met. 8.611–724). ... Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman.

Author: C. W. Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000351767

Category: History

Page: 360

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This volume offers 18 new studies reflecting the latest scholarship on Latin verse, explored both in its original context and in subsequent contexts as it has been translated and re-imagined. All chapters reflect the wide research interests of Professor Susanna Braund, to whom the volume is dedicated. Latin Poetry and Its Reception assembles a blend of senior scholars and new voices in Latin literary studies. It makes important contributions to the understanding of Kingship in Hellenistic and Roman thought, with the first four chapters dedicated to exploring this theme in Republican poetry, Virgil, Seneca, and Statius. Chapters focusing on the modern reception include case studies from the 16th to the 21st century, with discussions on Gavin Douglas, Edward Gibbon, Herman Melville, Igor Stravinsky, and Elena Ferrante, among others. No comparable volume provides a similar range. Latin Poetry and Its Reception will appeal to all scholars of Latin poetry and classical reception, from senior undergraduates to scholars in Classics and other disciplines.
Categories: History

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (corrected paperbackedn). London: Bloomsbury. Kaveney, R. 1981. “Science Fiction in the 1970s: Some Dominant Themes and Personalities.” Foundation, 22:5–35.

Author: Vanda Zajko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119072102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. Reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance Offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples
Categories: Literary Criticism

Re Wiring the Ancient Novel

Re Wiring the Ancient Novel

She has written on Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen, and more generally mythical memes and resonances of Greco-Roman texts in mass culture. James has an in press chapter on Cupid and Psyche as Beauty and the Beast on film.

Author: Ed Cueva

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 773

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The Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel, which was held in Houston, Texas, in the fall of 2015, brought together scholars and students of the ancient novel from all over the world in order to share new and significant developments about this fascinating field of study and its important place in the field of Classical Studies. The essays contained in these two volumes are clear evidence that the ancient novel has become a valuable part of the Classics canon and its scholarly attempts to understand the ancient Graeco-Roman world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform

Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform

... Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (Continuum, 2011) and editor of Annie ... She is also joint editor of The Role of the Parrot in Selected Texts from Ovid to Jean Rhys (Mellen, 2006).

Author: Henry Stead

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472584274

Category: History

Page: 320

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Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform presents an original and carefully argued case for the importance of classical ideas, education and self-education in the personal development and activities of British social reformers in the 19th and first six decades of the 20th century. Usually drawn from the lower echelons of the middle class and the most aspirational artisanal and working-class circles, the prominent reformers, revolutionaries, feminists and educationalists of this era, far from regarding education in Latin and Greek as the preserve of the upper classes and inherently reactionary, were consistently inspired by the Mediterranean Classics and contested the monopoly on access to them often claimed by the wealthy and aristocratic elite. The essays, several of which draw on previously neglected and unpublished sources, cover literary figures (Coleridge, the 'Cockney Classicist' poets including Keats, and Dickens), different cultural media (burlesque theatre, body-building, banner art, poetry, journalism and fiction), topics in social reform (the desirability of revolution, suffrage, poverty, social exclusion, women's rights, healthcare, eugenics, town planning, race relations and workers' education), as well as political affiliations and agencies (Chartists, Trade Unions, the WEA, political parties including the Fabians, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Labour Party). The sixteen essays in this volume restore to the history of British Classics some of the subject's ideological complexity and instrumentality in social progress, a past which is badly needed in the current debates over the future of the discipline. Contributors include specialists in English Literature, History, Classics and Art.
Categories: History

Hellenomania

Hellenomania

James, P. (2013) Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman, new edition, London: Continuum. Kousser, R. M. (2008) Hellenistic and Roman Ideal Sculpture: The Allure of the Classical, Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Katherine Harloe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351999144

Category: History

Page: 332

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Hellenomania, the second volume in the MANIA series, presents a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary exploration of the modern reception of ancient Greek material culture in cultural practices ranging from literature to architecture, stage and costume design, painting, sculpture, cinema, and the performing arts. It examines both canonical and less familiar responses to both real and imagined Greek antiquities from the seventeenth century to the present, across various national contexts. Encompassing examples from Inigo Jones to the contemporary art exhibition documenta 14, and from Thessaloniki and Delphi to Nashville, the contributions examine attempted reconstructions of an ‘authentic’ ancient Greece alongside imaginative and utopian efforts to revive the Greek spirit using modern technologies, new media, and experimental practices of the body. Also explored are the political resonances of Hellenomaniac fascinations, and tensions within them between the ideal and the real, the past, present, and future. Part I examines the sources and derivations of Hellenomania from the Baroque and pre-Romantic periods to the early twentieth century. While covering more canonical material than the following sections, it also casts spotlights on less familiar figures and sets the scene for the illustrations of successive waves of Hellenomania explored in subsequent chapters. Part II focuses on responses, uses, and appropriations of ancient Greek material culture in the built environment—mostly architecture—but also extends to painting and even gymnastics; it examines in particular how a certain idealisation of ancient Greek architecture affected its modern applications. Part III explores challenges to the idealisation of ancient Greece, through the transformative power of colour, movement, and of reliving the past in the present human body, especially female. Part IV looks at how the fascination with the material culture of ancient Greece can move beyond the obsession with Greece and Greekness.
Categories: History

Victorian Epic Burlesques

Victorian Epic Burlesques

... Emma Bridges Julius Caesar's Self-Created Image and its Dramatic Afterlife, Miryana Dimitrova Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James The Codex Fori Mussolini, Han Lamers and Bettina Reitz-Joosse The Gentle, Jealous God, ...

Author: Rachel Bryant Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350027183

Category: History

Page: 296

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This anthology presents annotated scripts of four major burlesques by key playwrights: Melodrama Mad! or, the Siege of Troy by Thomas John Dibdin (1819); Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso by J.R. Planché (1834); The Iliad; or, the Siege of Troy by Robert Brough (1858) and Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War by F.C. Burnand (1865). Beloved legend, archaeological riddle and educational staple: Homer's epic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath were vividly reimagined in nineteenth-century Britain. Classical burlesques-exceptionally successful theatrical entertainments-continually mined the Iliad and Odyssey to lucrative comic effect. Burlesques combined song, dance and slapstick comedy with an eclectic kaleidoscope of topical allusions. From namedropping boxing legends to recasting Shakespearean combats, epic adaptations overflow with satirical commentary on politics, cultural highlights and everyday current affairs. In uncovering Homer's irreverently playful afterlife, this selection showcases burlesque's development and wide appeal. The critical introduction analyses how these plays contested the accessibility of classical antiquity and dramatic performance. Textual and literary annotations, with contemporary illustrations, illuminate the juxtaposed sources to establish these repackaged epics as indispensable tools for unlocking nineteenth-century social, cultural and political history. Resources for further study are available online.
Categories: History

Sex Symbolists and the Greek Body

Sex  Symbolists and the Greek Body

... Miryana Dimitrova Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen, Paula James Reading Poetry, Writing Genre, edited by Silvio Bär ...

Author: Richard Warren

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042353

Category: Art

Page: 280

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This book explores Symbolist artists' fascination with ancient Greek art and myth, and how the erotic played a major role in this. For a brief period at the end of the 19th century the Symbolist movement inspired artists to turn inwards to the unconscious mind, endeavouring to unveil the secrets of human nature through their symbolic art. But above all their greatest interest, and fear, was man (and woman's) sexuality. Building upon the traditions of Academic neoclassicism, but fired with a new zeal, they turned back to Greek art and myth for inspiration. That classical legacy was once again a vehicle for artists to express their dreams, ideas and revelries. And so too their anxieties. For at times the frightening spectre of the sexual unconscious drove them to a new and innovative engagement with antiquity, including in ways never before tried in the history of the classical tradition. The unnerving sirens of Gustave Moreau, unearthly heroines of Odilon Redon, or leering fauns of Felicien Rops all played their role, among others, in this novel and unprecedented chapter in that tradition. This book shows how in their painting, drawing and sculpture the Symbolists re-invented Greek statuary and transposed it to new and unwonted contexts, as the imaginary inner worlds of artists were mapped onto the landscapes of Greek myth. It shows how they made of the Greek body, whether female, male, androgyne or sexual other, at once an object of beauty, desire, fear, and - at times - of horror.
Categories: Art

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

... edited by Filippo Carlà and Irene Berti Ancient Greek Myth in World Fiction since 1989 , edited by Justine McConnell ... edited by Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen , Paula James Reading ...

Author: Dustin W. Dixon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350098152

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The gods have much to tell us about performance. When human actors portray deities onstage, such divine epiphanies reveal not only the complexities of mortals playing gods but also the nature of theatrical spectacle itself. The very impossibility of rendering the gods in all their divine splendor in a truly convincing way lies at the intersection of divine power and the power of the theater. This book pursues these dynamics on the stages of ancient Athens and Rome as well on those of Renaissance England to shed new light on theatrical performance. The authors reveal how gods appear onstage both to astound and to dramatize the very machinations by which theatrical performance operates. Offering an array of case studies featuring both canonical and lesser-studied texts, this volume discusses work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Plautus as well as Beaumont, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. This book uniquely brings together the joint perspectives of two experts on classical and Renaissance drama. This volume will appeal to students and enthusiasts of literature, classics, theater, and performance studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism