The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stage

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Drama - 161 pages
Explores the way in which the stories of the Caesars, and of the Julio-Claudians in particular, can be used to figure the stories of English rulers on the Renaissance stage. This title demonstrates how early modern English dramatists, using Roman modes of literary representation as cover, commented on the issues of the day.
 

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Contents

Titus Andronicus
13
Hamlet Among the Romans
35
Caesar and the Czar
55
Pocahontas and The Winters Tale
79
The Romans in Britain
97
Cymbeline
111
He Claudius
127
Conclusion
143
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Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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