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|
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.
“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