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Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus


This collection of essays examines the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature and culture. It explores the place of the road in the early modern imagination and so opens windows on a geography which is central to all conceptions of movement. They also shed new light on perhaps the most astonishing achievement of early modern plays: their use of one small, bare space to suggest an amazing variety of physical and potentially metaphysical locations. Chapters are grouped under three headings: ‘Shakespeare’s Roads’, ‘The Embodied Road’ and ‘Writing the Road’. These allow part ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Roads, Travel

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474454117
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Hopkins, editor

Bill Angus, editor

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I. Shakespeare’s Roads

II. The Embodied Road

III. Writing the Road


Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus