In 1700, Shakespeare was viewed as one of the leading Renaissance playwrights, but not as supreme. By 1800, he was not only widely performed and read but celebrated as a universal genius and a national literary hero. What happened during the intervening years is the subject of this fascinating volume, which brings together Renaissance and eighteenth-century scholars who examine how Shakespeare gradually penetrated, and came to dominate, the culture and intellectual life of people in the English-speaking world. The ...

Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138265615

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Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century 2008, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754662952

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