Erotic Suffering in Shakespeare and Sidney

Author: Ciraulo, Darlene
Year:2011
Pages:248
ISBN:0-7734-1355-3
978-0-7734-1355-9
Price:179.95
Examines the influence of late antiquity Greek romances on the works of William Shakespeare and Sir Phillip Sidney.

Reviews

“[This book] gives us a new perspective on Shakespearean love and on Shakespeare's intellectual connection with Sidney.” – Prof. Christy Desmet, University of Georgia

“This book will be an important addition to our understanding of the ways in which predecessor texts and ancient ideas can appropriated for an contemporary audience, particularly when handled by writers such as Sidney and Shakespeare.” —Prof. Robert Sawyer, ETSU

“These chapters make the book especially valuable for readers interested in the intertextual dialogue between ancient romance and Shakespeare’s treatment of similar relationships, character types, and structural tensions in different plays.”— Prof. Matt Kozuko, Ursinus College

Table of Contents

Foreword by Christy Desmet

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Erotic Suffering: Greek Romance in Early Modern Contexts

Chapter 2 Erotic Suffering and Female Heroism in Sidney’s New Arcadia

Chapter 3 Sexual Symmetry and Erotic Suffering in Shakespeare’s Pericles

Chapter 4 Child Abandonment and Female Suffering in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

Chapter 5 The Comedy of Erotic Suffering: Imogen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

Notes

Bibliography

Index