Skip to content
Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry

Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry
A Study of his Earlier Work in Relation to the Poetry of the Time

Out of Print

  • Date Published: July 1979
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2013
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521295284

Out of Print

Unavailable - out of print November 2013
Unavailable Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Professor Bradbrook's subject in this study, which was first published by Cambridge in 1979, is no less than the relating of Shakespeare's work to the poetry, criticism and life of his age. Drawing upon a considerable body of evidence, she shows how Shakespeare was influenced by medieval thought, by classical sources, by the popular verse and the theatre of his day, and by the Elizabethan use of language. Professor Bradbrook then proceeds to examine some of his plays in detail; although not writing from the standpoint of any special theory, she includes several interpretations of plays - of All's Well that Ends Well for instance, and of Henry IV - which have proved influential.

    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: July 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521295284
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2013
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    1. Introduction: medieval and modern
    2. The artifice of eternity: court poet of Elizabeth's reign
    3. The web of being: Elizabethan poetic and the popular stages
    4. The Ovidian romance
    5. The flowing tide: Shakespeare and Elizabethan English
    6. The mirror of nature: character in Shakespeare's plays
    7. Moral heraldry: Titus Andronicus, Rape of Lucrece, Romeo and Juliet
    8. Tragical-historical: Henry VI, Richard III, Richard II
    9. The fashioning of a courtier: sonnets, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midsummer Night's Dream
    10. Polyphonic music: All's Well, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing
    9. Comical-historical: Henry IV, Henry V
    12. Comical-fantastic: Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, Twelfth Night

  • Author

    M. C. Bradbrook

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.