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Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Charlotte Scott


This is a book about the relationship between cultivation and culture in Shakespeare’s plays and Sonnets. Attending to the role of husbandry in the shaping of Elizabethan values, This book argues that the language and practices of cultivation played a profound role in the creation and expression of social relations. As the terms of Christian, economic, humanist, and agrarian discourse collide in the development and representation of the landscape, so the language of husbandry becomes a mobile network for the expression of production and improvement, investment and profit. Tracing this language ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, husbandry, cultivation, nature, culture, drama, Sonnets, landscape, economy, value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685080
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Scott, author
Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare, Goldsmiths' College, University of London