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Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre$
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Lisa S. Starks

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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Introduction: Representing “Ovids” on the Early Modern English Stage

Introduction: Representing “Ovids” on the Early Modern English Stage

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(p.1) Introduction: Representing “Ovids” on the Early Modern English Stage
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Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre
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Lisa S. Starks

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.003.0001

This introduction explains the overall critical framework of the collection and provides a brief overview of the book’s topics and goals. In so doing, it explores Ovid on the early modern stage; the interconnections between Ovid, the classical concept of imitatio, and contemporary adaptation theory; the relationship between classical reception studies and adaptation theory; the interplay between Ovid and Shakespeare adaptation/appropriation studies. Following this discussion, the introduction describes the organizational structure and rationale of the book and previews the chapters, noting how sections and chapters relate to each other.

Keywords:   Ovid, early modern stage, imitatio, adaptation, classical reception studies, appropriation, Shakespeare

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