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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

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

Lisa S. Starks

Edinburgh University Press

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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