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Shakespeare’s Surrogates

Rewriting Renaissance Drama

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Part of the Reproducing Shakespeare book series (RESH)

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About this book


Shakespeare's Surrogates contends that adapting Renaissance drama played a key role in the development of modern drama's major aesthetic movements. Loftis posits that playwrights' reactions to Shakespeare and his contemporaries worked to create their public personas, inform their theoretical writings, and influence the development of new genres.


George Bernard Shaw Hamlet Renaissance William Shakespeare

About the authors

Sonya Freeman Loftis is an Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature in the Department of English at Morehouse College.

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"Sonya Freeman Loftis's Shakespeare's Surrogates: Rewriting Renaissance Drama is a strong collection of essays describing the various ways that Shakespeare is embodied and engaged on the modern drama stage." - Francesca Coppa, Professor of English, Muhlenberg College, USA