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On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

John Kerrigan


This book's chapters reproduce essays on such major figures as Sir Philip Sidney and John Milton, but also less celebrated writers, including Thomas Carew and — in a new piece — William Drummond, to reconfigure the familiar and help extend the canon. Shakespeare looms large; his plays and poems, and his influence on Keats, are the subject of half the book. But themes and issues are pursued from the 1580s to the late Restoration. The book reassesses the nature of early modern texts — their production and reconstruction by writers, printers, theatre companies, and readers — and their relationshi ... More

Keywords: Sir Philip Sidney, John Milton, Thomas Carew, William Drummond, Shakespeare, Keats, plays, poems, criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248513
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kerrigan, author
Professor of English 2000 at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge