Tolkien and Shakespeare

Tolkien and Shakespeare

Author: Janet Brennan Croft

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786428274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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Tolkien and Shakespeare: one a prolific popular dramatist and poet of the Elizabethan era, the other a twentieth-century scholar of Old English and author of a considerably smaller body of work. Though unquestionably very different writers, the two have more in common than one might expect. These essays focus on the broad themes and motifs which concerned both authors. They seek to uncover Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien through echoes of the playwright's themes and even word choices, discovering how Tolkien used, revised, updated, "corrected," and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's works. The depiction of Elves and the world of Faerie, and how humans interact with them, are some of the most obvious points of comparison and difference for the two writers. Both Tolkien and Shakespeare deeply explored the uses and abuses of power with princes, politics, war, and the lessons of history. Magic and prophecy were also of great concern to both authors, and the works of both are full of encounters with the Other: masks and disguises, mirrors that hide and reveal, or seeing stones that show only part of the truth.
Shakespeare’s Daughters
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Sharon Hamilton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-28 - Publisher: McFarland

The father-daughter relationship was one that Shakespeare explored again and again. His typical pattern featured a middle-aged or older man, usually a widower, with an adolescent daughter who had spent most of her life under her father’s control, protected in his house. The plays usually begin when the daughter is
A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets
Language: en
Pages: 536
Authors: Michael Schoenfeldt
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking aboutthe remarkable achievement of Shakespeare’s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction toShakespeare’s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by bothestablished and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context,editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets
Study Guide to Othello by William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Intelligent Education
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-27 - Publisher: Influence Publishers

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespeare’s Othello, the inspiration behind many operas, films, and literary adaptations. As a tragedy of the seventeenth-century, Othello’s performance continues today due to the timeless themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance. Moreover, Shakespeare was
Study Guide to As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Intelligent Education
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-27 - Publisher: Influence Publishers

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespear’s As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s “great” or “middle” comedies. As a satirical tale of pastoral romance, As You Like It examines the cruelties and corruption of court life and love. Moreover, Shakespeare amusingly weaves
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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Intelligent Education
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Ardent Media

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