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    HOW THE CLASSICS MADE SHAKESPEARE
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    ISBN: 9780691161600
    Title: HOW THE CLASSICS MADE SHAKESPEARE
    Author: BATE JONATHAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: March 2019 New Release

    From one of our most eminent and accessible literary critics, a groundbreaking account of how the Greek and Roman classics forged Shakespeare's imagination Ben Jonson famously accused Shakespeare of having small Latin and less Greek. But he was exaggerating. Shakespeare was steeped in the classics. Shaped by his grammar school education in Roman literature, history, and rhetoric, he moved to London, a city that modeled itself on ancient Rome. He worked in a theatrical profession that inherited the conventions and forms of classical drama. He read deeply in Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca. In a book of extraordinary range, acclaimed literary critic and biographer Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading authorities on Shakespeare, offers groundbreaking insights into how, perhaps more than any other influence, the classics made Shakespeare the writer he became.

    Imprint: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRES
    RRP: $49.99

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