THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROMAN POET OVID ON SHAKESPEARE’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM:
Intertextual Parallels and Meta-Ovidian Tendencies

Author: Siler, Dennis James
Year:2010
Pages:168
ISBN:0-7734-3610-3
978-0-7734-3610-7
Price:159.95
This study explains that Shakespeare's use of Ovidian text as source material produces an intrinsic theme when viewed through the scope of a writer whose primary aim was to provide his audience with a "uniquely English" dramatic product.

Reviews

“The author has masterfully presented a complex subject succinctly . . . an ambitious treatment of the tension between Shakespeare and Ovid.” - Alexander Huang, Pennsylvania State University

“. . . a fresh insight serving to provide a cogent explanation for the seemingly random yet myriad classical Ovidian references found throughout Shakespearean drama.” ­- Prof. Kimberly Downing, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith