Shakespeare and Elizabethan Popular Culture

Shakespeare and Elizabethan Popular Culture

eBook - 2006
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While much has been written on Shakespeare's debt to the classical tradition, less has been said about his roots in the popular culture of his own time. This is the first book to explore the full range of his debts to Elizabethan popular culture. Topics covered include the mystery plays, festive custom, clowns, romance and popular fiction, folklore and superstition, everyday sayings, and popular songs. These essays show how Shakespeare, throughout his dramatic work, used popular culture. A final chapter, which considers ballads with Shakespearean connections in the seventeenth century, shows h.
Publisher: London :, Arden Shakespeare,, 2006
ISBN: 9781408143629
1408143623
1904271685
9781904271680
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Gillespie, Stuart 1958-
Rhodes, Neil 1953-

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