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Shakespeare's Roman Plays

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Rome was a recurring theme throughout Shakespeare's career, from the celebrated Julius Caesar, to the more obscure Cymbeline. In this book, Paul Innes assesses themes of politics and national identity in these plays through...

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Rome was a recurring theme throughout Shakespeare's career, from the celebrated Julius Caesar, to the more obscure Cymbeline. In this book, Paul Innes assesses themes of politics and national identity in these plays through the common theme of Rome. He especially examines Shakespeare's interpretation of Rome and how he presented it to his contemporary audiences. Shakespeare's depiction of Rome changed over his lifetime, and this is discussed in conjunction with the emergence of discourses on the British Empire. Each chapter focuses on a play, which is thoroughly analysed, with regard to both performance and critical reception. Shakespeare's plays are related to the theatrical culture of their time and are considered in light of how they might have been performed to his contemporaries. Innes engages strongly with both the plays the most current scholarship in the field

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Shakespeare is studied on almost all undergraduate English Literature (and many Theatre) courses, yet there is a real lack of uptodate books offering a critical treatment of the Roman plays
Focuses on performance techniques, unlike any of the competing titles, making the text useful to both Theatre and English Literature students

1. Introduction
2. Titus Andronicus
3. Julius Caesar
4. Antony and Cleopatra
5. Coriolanus
6.
ymbeline
7. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.

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Paul Innes is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Literary Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. His publications include Epic, A Dictionary of Class and Society in Shakespeare and Shakespeare: The Barriers Removed.

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Paul Innes is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Literary Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. His publications include Epic, A Dictionary of Class and Society in Shakespeare and Shakespeare: The Barriers Removed.

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