Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588–1611

Metaphor and National Identity

  • Authors
  • Jane Pettegree

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jane Pettegree
    Pages 15-69
  3. Jane Pettegree
    Pages 70-118
  4. Jane Pettegree
    Pages 119-175
  5. Jane Pettegree
    Pages 176-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-235

About this book


This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra , King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the ways in which early modern writers used metaphor to explore how identities emerge from the interaction of competing regional and spiritual topographies.


epic identity King Lear Renaissance William Shakespeare

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