Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

312 Pages | 4 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526117687

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Interweaving myths in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Edited by Janice Valls-Russell, Charlotte Coffin, and Agnes Lafont

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Makes a genuine contribution to the study of classical mythology in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • Shows how Shakespeare and his contemporaries draw on the diversity of myths and their variant versions to question genre, deconstruct gendered representations and offer audiences a multiplicity of perspectives
  • Opens up methodological perspectives on multi-textuality through incisive new readings of poems and plays by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others
  • Reassesses the reception of myths such as Penelope and Dido by engaging with source-texts, translations and retellings, modern performances and film productions

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