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Classical Mythology In Shakespeare

Robert Kilburn Root

Classical Mythology in Shakespeare is a comprehensive analysis of the use of Greek and Roman mythology in the plays of William Shakespeare. Written by Robert Kilburn Root, the book explores how the Bard incorporated classical myths and legends into his works, and how he adapted and transformed them to suit his dramatic purposes.The book begins with an overview of the classical sources that Shakespeare drew upon, including Ovid's Metamorphoses, Virgil's Aeneid, and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. It then delves into specific plays, examining how Shakespeare used mythological figures and themes to create complex characters and intricate plotlines.The book covers a wide range of plays, from the early comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, to the later tragedies such as Hamlet and Macbeth. It also explores lesser-known plays such as Pericles and Cymbeline, which feature prominent mythological elements.Throughout the book, Root provides detailed analysis of the myths and their significance in each play, as well as the historical and cultural context in which they were written. He also discusses the ways in which Shakespeare's use of mythology influenced later writers and artists.Classical Mythology in Shakespeare is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Shakespeare, classical mythology, or the intersection of literature and history. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative process of one of the greatest playwrights in history, and sheds light on the enduring power of ancient myths and legends.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.34in - 0.49lb
  • EAN: 9781428625495
  • Categories: ShakespearePoetryDrama