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Published: 22 June 2009

304 Pages | 3 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199558179

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Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

Edited by Curtis Perry and John Watkins

  • Original essays by an impressive line-up of multidisciplinary scholars examining medieval continuities in Shakespeare's work and questioning the common perception of Shakespeare as the harbinger of modernity
  • Provides exciting new ways for thinking about the problem of periodization, and connections between the Middle Ages and later periods
  • Includes a cogent introduction which lays out clearly the main questions concerning historical transition and Shakespeare, and discusses their interplay
  • Includes fresh readings of familiar plays like Henry V and King Lear, as well as broadening the conversation about Shakespeare's medievalism by looking at less familiar plays like King John and Shakespeare's non-dramatic poetry

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