Reclamations of Shakespeare

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A. J. Hoenselaars, Ton Hoenselaars
Rodopi, 1994 - 317 pages

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Contents

Introduction
7
Elizabethan Drama and AngloDutch Relations
21
Shakespeare and the Myth of Hercules
57
The Rape of Lucrece and the Story of W
75
Myth and History in Antony and Cleopatra
105
Gender and Genre in Shakespeares Tragicomedies
129
The Poet Laureates National Poet
159
Myth Memory and Music
173
Music as Meaning in The Tempest
187
Another Look at
201
Mapping Shakespeares Europe
223
Every Word in Shakespeare
273
Notes on Contributors
303
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Page 233 - I tell you, captain, if you look in the maps of the "orld, I warrant you shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike. There is a river in Macedon ; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth...
Page 214 - Not to a rage. Patience and sorrow strove Who should express her goodliest. You have seen Sunshine and rain at once: her smiles and tears Were like, a better way.
Page 72 - His legs bestrid the ocean : his rear'd arm Crested the world : his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ; But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, There...
Page 101 - If the object becomes allegorical under the gaze of melancholy, if melancholy causes life to flow out of it and it remains behind dead, but eternally secure, then it is exposed to the allegorist, it is unconditionally in his power. That is to say it is now quite incapable of emanating any meaning or significance of its own; such significance as it has, it acquires from the allegorist.
Page 219 - From Paris next, coasting the realm of France, We saw the river Maine fall into Rhine, Whose banks are set with groves of fruitful vines; Then up to Naples, rich Campania, Whose buildings fair and gorgeous to the eye, The streets straight forth, and paved with finest brick; Quarter the town in four equivalents. There saw we learned Maro's...
Page 174 - Remember thee? Yea, from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past That youth and observation copied there, And thy commandment all alone shall live Within the book and volume of my brain, Unmixed with baser matter.
Page 204 - If you would have your kennell for sweetnesse of cry, then you must compound it of some large dogges, that have deepe solemne mouthes, and are swift in spending, which must, as it were, beare the base in the consort, then a double number of roaring, and loud ringing mouthes, which must beare the counter tenour, then some hollow, plaine, sweete mouthes, which must beare the meane or middle part ; and soe with these three parts of musicke you shall make your cry perfect.
Page 48 - The poet never maketh any circles about your imagination, to conjure you to believe for true what he writes.

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