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9780521033787 / 0521033780

Shakespeare's Troy: Drama, Politics, and the Translation of Empire (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)

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Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Heather James argues that Shakespeare's use of Virgil, Ovid and other classical sources demonstrates the appropriation of classical authority in the interests of developing a national myth. She goes on to distinguish Shakespeare's deployment of the myth--notably in Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and The Tempest--from "official" Tudor and Stuart ideology, and to show how Shakespeare participates in the larger cultural project of finding historical legitimacy for Britain as a realm asserting its status as an empire.

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