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Title:
Shakespeare and national character; a study of Shakespeare's knowledge and dramatic literary use of the distinctive racial characteristics of the different peoples of the world.
Author:
Clark, Cumberland, 1862-
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Publication Information:
New York : Haskell House, 1972.
Physical Description:
308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Reprint of the 1932 ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838313718
Format :
Book

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Shakespeare's many plays include in their casts numerous French, Italians, Romans, Greeks, & other nationalities, & his plays are set in many places, from Denmark to Sicily, from Wales to Egypt, & ranging in time from ancient Egypt, Rome & Greece up to Shakespeare's own time. This work examines Shakespeare's use of nationalities to determine whether he had accurate ethnic, geographic, historic, etc., information, or whether he was relying on the stereotype prevalent in Elizabethan England. Illus.