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A Study of Love's Labour's Lost

A Study of Love's Labour's Lost (New)

by Yates, Frances

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781107695986, 1107695988


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Frances Yates (1899 1981) was an English historian renowned for her extensive writings on Western Hermeticism. Originally published in 1936, this early text by Yates takes as its starting point the question of whether the character of Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost was intended by Shakespeare to be a satirical portrait of his contemporary John Florio. The elucidation of this problem leads on to a broader discussion regarding the play as a whole and its contextual significance. Appendices and a detailed introduction are also included. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Florio and Shakespeare criticism.

Preface; Introduction; 1. Florio; 2. Eliot; 3. Harvey and Nashe; 4. Chapman; 5. Bruno and the 'school of night'; 6. Bruno and 'Stella'; 7. The Earl of Northumberland and 'Stella's' sister; 8. The Gray's Inn revels; 9. The date of Love's Labour's Lost; 10. The characters of Love's Labour's Lost and Italian comedy; 11. Shakespeare - some deductions; Appendix 1. Extract from Gabriel Harvey's Pierces Supererogation; Appendix 2. The dedication from George Chapman's The Shadow of Night; Appendix 3. Essay by Henry Percy, ninth earl of Northumberland; Index.

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