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Medieval Shakespeare : pasts and presents / edited by Ruth Morse, Helen Cooper and Peter Holland.

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    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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    Morse, Ruth

    Cooper, Helen

    Holland, Peter

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    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Middle Ages.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Sources Sources.

    Shakespeare, William Studies Sources.

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 Medieval influences

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    Reading Room - 48/MED

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    xiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Contents: Introduction Helen Cooper; Part I. The Middle Ages and Shakespeare: 1. Shakespeare's Middle Ages Bruce R. Smith; 2. Late Shakespeare and the Middle Ages Bart van Es; Part II. Books and Language: 3. The mediated 'medieval' and Shakespeare A. E. B. Coldiron; 4. 'Not know my voice?': Shakespeare corrected; English perfected - theories of language from the Middle Ages to Modernity Jonathan Hope; 5. The afterlife of personification Helen Cooper; Part III. The British Past: 6. 'King Lear in BC Albion' Margreta de Grazia; 7. Shakespeare and the remains of Britain Ruth Morse; Part IV. The Theatrical Dimension: 8. The art of playing Tom Bishop; 9. Blood begetting blood: Shakespeare and the Mysteries Michael O'Connell; 10. From scaffold to discovery-space: change and continuity Janette Dillon; 11. Performing the Middle Ages Peter Holland; 12. Afterword: the evil of 'medieval' David Bevington.