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Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Lisa S. Starks


Ovid was a multifaceted icon of lovesickness, endless change, libertinism, emotional torment and violence in early modern England. This collection uses adaptation studies in connection with other contemporary theoretical approaches to analyze early modern transformations of Ovid, providing innovative perspectives on the “Ovids” that haunted the early modern stage, while exploring intersections between adaptation theory and gender/queer/trans studies, ecofeminism, hauntology, transmediality, rhizomatics and more. The chapters explore Ovidian adaptations in the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jon ... More

Keywords: Ovid, adaptation, appropriation, early modern theatre, Renaissance drama, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lyly, Heywood

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430067
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.001.0001


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Lisa S. Starks, author

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Part I Gender/Queer/Trans Studies and Ovidian Rhizomes

Part II Ovidian Specters and Remnants

Part III Affect, Rhetoric, and Ovidian Appropriation

Part IV Ovid Remixed: Transmedial, Rhizomatic, and Hyperreal Adaptations

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