TITLE

SHAKESPEAREAN DEBT TO TACITUS' HISTORIES

AUTHOR(S)
Benario, Herbert W.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Notes & Queries;Jun2008, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the literary influence of the book "Histories" by Cornelius Tacitus on the writings of William Shakespeare. Drawing from the Shakespeare plays "Richard II" and "Macbeth," the author suggests there are numerous parallels of dramatic narrative between Shakespeare and Tacitus.
ACCESSION #
33553728

 

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