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Shakespeare, politics, and Italy : intertextuality on the Jacobean stage / Michael J. Redmond.

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    Redmond, Michael J.,

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  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, 2009.

  • Subject

    English drama Italian influences

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    Political plays, English History and criticism

    Politics and literature England History 16th century

    Italy In literature.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Italy.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Sources.

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    9780754662518 (hbk.), 0754662519 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    242 p. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: ch. 4: "I have my dukedom got" : Shakespeare and the evolution of the Italianate disguised ruler play -- ch. 5: "No more a Britain"": James I, Jachimo, and the politics of Xenophobia in Cymbeline. UK-SuSCL Summary, etc: In considering the ideological repercussions of references to Italy in prominent works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Michael J. Redmond argues that early modern intertextuality was a dynamic process of allusion, quotation and revision. Target audience: Specialized.