Thomas Heywood and the Classical Tradition

Thomas Heywood and the Classical Tradition

Hardback (02 Mar 2021) | English

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Synopsis

This volume offers the first in-depth investigation of Thomas Heywood's engagement with the classics. Its introduction and 12 essays trace how the classics shaped Heywood's work in a variety of genres across a writing career of over 40 years, ranging from drama, epic and epyllion, to translations, compendia and the design of a warship for Charles I. Close readings demonstrate the influence of a capaciously conceived classical tradition that included continental editions and translations of Latin and Greek texts, early modern mythographies and the medieval tradition of Troy. They attend to Heywood's thought-provoking imitations and juxtapositions of these sources, his use of myth to interrogate gender and heroism, and his turn to antiquity to celebrate and defamiliarise the theatrical or political present. Heywood's better-known works are discussed alongside critically neglected ones, making the collection valuable for undergraduates and researchers alike.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526140234
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 344
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm