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224 pages
9 x 6 inches
Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph
Medieval Institute Publications
Hardback (November 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442794
ISBN-10 158044279X
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PDF eBook (November 2017)
ISBN-13 9781580442800
ISBN-10 1580442803
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Renaissance Studies
Theater, Film and Dance
From the Romans to the Normans on the English Renaissance Stage
by Lisa Hopkins
This book examines the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century engagement with a crucial part of Britain's past, the period between the withdrawal of the Roman legions and the Norman Conquest. A number show more
   about the author

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University. She is co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, and of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. 
   table of contents

Part One: Legacies
"Bisson Conspectuities": Language and National Identity in Shakespeare's Roman Plays
Profit and Delight? Magic and the Dreams of a Nation
"A Borrowed Blood for Brute": From Britain to England

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"Hopkins concludes her compelling study with the statement that there 'is a recurrent acknowledgment that a purely British identity is no longer possible (if indeed it ever was), because bloodlines have show more
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