The Resource The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik

The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik

Label
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Title
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Warren Chernaik
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Cleopatra expresses a desire to die 'after the high Roman fashion', acting in accordance with 'what's brave, what's noble', Shakespeare is suggesting that there are certain values that are characteristically Roman. The use of the terms 'Rome' and 'Roman' in Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, or Jonson's Sejanus often carry the implication that most people fail to live up to this ideal of conduct, that very few Romans are worthy of the name. Chernaik demonstrates how, in these plays, Roman values are held up to critical scrutiny. The plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Massinger and Chapman often present a much darker image of Rome, as exemplifying barbarism rather than civility. Through a comparative analysis of the Roman plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and including detailed discussion of the classical historians Livy, Tacitus and Plutarch, this study examines the uses of Roman history - 'the myth of Rome' - in Shakespeare's age"--
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
822.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3069.R6
LC item number
C47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The myth of Rome in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Warren Chernaik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Roman historians and the myth of Rome; 2. The wronged Lucretian and the early Republic; 3. Self-inflicted wounds; 4. 'Like a colossus': Julius Caesar; 5. Ben Jonson's Rome; 6. Oerflowing the measure: Antony and Cleopatra; 7. The city and the battlefield: Coriolanus; 8. Tyranny and empire; 9. Ancient Britons and Romans; Bibliography
Control code
000046374202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 298 p.
Isbn
9780521196567
Lccn
2010051875
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.b25346829
System control number
eblnew0521196566

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