Shakespeare's Reading - Oxford Shakespeare Topics (Paperback)Robert S. Miola (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 12 mm
Begins with a clear and persuasive introductory chapter on the nature and status of reading in the Elizabethan period ... Miola's book offers a way into the fascinating work on histories and theories of reading being carried out by Philippe Aries, Robert Darnton, Peggy Kamuf, Kevin Sharpe, and others. * Modern Language Review *
Students should appreciate Miola's introduction to Renaissance printing practices, as well as his discussion of the economics of the book trade. * Ben Jonson Journal *
The most interesting recent development in Shakespeare publishing has been the establishment of the Oxford Shakespeare Topics ... Miola's book promises well for the series. It is a clear distillation of much careful thought and research, with incisive readings of a variety of plays and poems often illuminated by references to recent Shakespeare productions and films, as well as more popular culture. * ENGLISH *
Miola is an assured and trustworthy guide who always makes judicious use of the space available to him and carefully works out what Shakespeare could and could not have known. * ENGLISH *
Oxford University Press offer a mix of engagingly written introductions to a variety of Topics intended largely for undergraduates. Each author has clearly been reading and listening to the most recent scholarship, but they wear their learning lightly. * Ruth Morse, Times Literary Supplement *
Let us welcome Miola's smart and stylish monograph, an indispensable one-volume introduction to the vexed subject that shows exactly how Shakespeare transformed his sources - Ovid, Plutarch, Virgil, Chaucer, Gower, diverse obscure Italians et cetera - into something rich and strange. * Stephen Poole, The Guardian *
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