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Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola


This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and discovering new indebtedness, it presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment. Familiar methods of source study and an understanding of intertextuality are employed to re-evaluate the much maligned Seneca in the light of his Greek antecedents, Renaissance translations and commentaries, and dramatic adaptations, especially those of Chapman, Jonson, Marston, Garnier, Cinthio, and Dolce. Three br ... More

Keywords: Seneca, Shakespeare's tragedies, Senecan revenge, Renaissance comedy, Chapman, Jonson, Marston, Garnier, Cinthio, Dolce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198112648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert S. Miola, author
Loyola Loyola College, Baltimore