Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil

Jonson, Shakespeare and Early Modern Virgil


  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032742

£ 25.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • In this wide-ranging and original study, Margaret Tudeau-Clayton examines how Virgil - the poet as well as his texts - was mediated in early modern England. She analyses what was at stake in the reproduction of these mediations of Virgil, focusing specifically on the works of Ben Jonson and on one of Shakespeare's most resonantly Virgilian plays, The Tempest. She argues that the play offers a complex model of cultural and sociopolitical resistance by engaging critically not only with contemporary mediations of Virgil, but with the ways they were used, especially by Jonson, to reproduce structures of authority (in relation to nature and language as well as to the sociopolitical order). She also shows how instructive comparisons may be drawn between the ways Virgil was constructed and used in early modern England and the ways Shakespeare has been constructed and used, especially as national poet, from the early modern period until our own time.

    • A theoretically informed overview of Jonson's Virgil and the place of Virgil in early modern England
    • An interesting interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest
    • A case study in cultural/social hegemony and resistance
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032742
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.419kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Bibliographical note
    Part I. Figures of Virgil and Their Place in Early Modern England:
    1. English readers' Virgils
    2. Informing youth, and confirming man: an English schoolboy's Virgils
    3. Secrets of nature and culture: the learned man's Virgils
    Part II. Jonson, Shakespeare and Figures of Virgil:
    4. 'The most learned of poets': Jonson's use of Virgilian authority
    5. Of 'chaste ear' and 'soveraigne worth': Jonson's use of Virgil as author
    7. Shaking Neptune's 'dread trident': The Tempest and figures of Virgil

  • Author

    Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.