Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2015

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719099892

Bookseller Code (06)

French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic

Three Case Studies

Richard Hillman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Newly available in paperback this study offers original interpretations of three of Shakespeare>'s best-known plays in the light of French material, most of which has never been taken into account by literary scholars
  • A fresh perspective on Shakespeare>'s range of literary, political and historical knowledge, as well as on his working habits
  • Shows to what degree segments of the English theatre-going public might have responded to the evocation of facts, images and ideas emanating from France
  • Illuminates the circulation of information and the production of meaning within early modern European culture