Thursday, September 9, 2021

Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity

Review by Paul A. Cantor of How the Classics Made Shakespeare, by Jonathan Bate, at Modern Age.

"It is a sad commentary on the current state of Shakespeare criticism that this book needed to be written, but Bate has indeed performed a valuable service by reminding us that the achievement of the greatest English author was deeply rooted in traditions that go all the way back to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds."

See Shakespeare, Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volumes 26-27, (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volumes 24-25.

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