Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare

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Geoffrey Bullough
Columbia University Press, 1966 - Drama - 578 pages
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Shakespeare's writing is filled with ideas, images, plots and characters borrowed or interpreted from other dramatists and poets. This work gathers together the sources and traces the relationship of these texts to Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic works.
Whole texts are included wherever possible, and significant extracts provided from longer works such as Ovid's Metamorphoses. Since many of the reprinted texts are based on the Elizabethan editions highly regarded at that time, this collection also serves as a valuable anthology of prose and verse.
A critical introduction to the sources of each of the plays explains the significance of the reprinted texts, and appraises the influence each had on Shakespeare's writings. Each volume in the series contains a selective bibliography.
The Narrative and Dramatic Sources is an essential resource for all scholars of Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature.
 

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Contents

Probable Source A and Analogue B
34
T Andronicus ballad
44
Source From Thyestes by L A Seneca trans
58
Analogue A Lamentable Ballad Anon 7 1
71
Probable Source From Plutarchs Parallel Lives
77
Troilus and Cressida Introduction
83
Source A and Analogue
112
Probable Source From Ovids Metamorphoses
151
Analogue From Timone by M M Boiardo
277
Analogue The Palace of Pleasure by W Painter
293
Pericles Prince of Tyre Introduction
349
Texts
375
Source The Patterne of Painefull Adventures
423
Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney 1590
482
Analogue The Painfull Adventures of Pericles
492
Analogue From The Orator by Alexander
546

Possible Source The Troilus and Cressida Plot
220
Source Plutarchs Lives of the Noble Grec1ans
251
Translation of Possible Source The Dialogue
263

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