Authors

Lisa Hopkins

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Document Type

Monograph

Description

No story was more interesting to Shakespeare and his contemporaries than that of Troy, partly because the story of Troy was in a sense the story of England, since the Trojan prince Aeneas was supposedly the ancestor of the Tudors. This book explores the wide range of allusions to Greece and Troy in plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, looking not only at plays actually set in Greece or Troy but also those which draw on characters and motifs from Greek mythology and the Trojan War. Texts covered include Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Othello, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles and The Tempest as well as plays by other authors of the period including Marlowe, Chettle, Ford and Beaumont and Fletcher.

Publication Date

12-4-2019

Publisher

DeGruyter and Medieval Institute Publications

Imprint

Medieval Institute Publications

City

Berlin

ISBN

9781501514623

Keywords

Greece, Troy, classical heritage, aesthetics, religion

Disciplines

Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory

Citation for Published Book

Hopkins, Lisa. Greeks and Trojans on the Early Modern English Stage. Berlin: DeGruyter and Medieval Institute Publications, 2019.

Greeks and Trojans on the Early Modern English Stage

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