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Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination

Jonathan Bate


Although it is well known that the Romantics were obsessed with Shakespeare, extraordinarily little attention has been paid to how this affected their creative practice and their theories of the imagination. Yet Shakespeare's effect on both was crucial, as the book shows in this study, which includes the first full critical discussions of Shakespeare and Wordsworth, and of the influence of the plays on the poetry of Blake and Coleridge. The book also offers a fresh account of Shakespeare's powerful presence in the letters and poems of Keats and Byron, and in the Romantic drama, especially in S ... More

Keywords: Romantics, Shakespeare, creative practice, theories, imagination, poetry, drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198129943
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129943.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Bate, author
University of Liverpool
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