The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0371 Thursday, 7 February 2002
Date: Wednesday, 6 Feb 2002 15:36:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0337 Re: Romeo and Juliet
Comment: Re: SHK 13.0337 Re: Romeo and Juliet
I may have mis-read John Cox, but if Shakespeare was thinking about
Pyramus & Thisbe, he was thinking of Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book III),
not MND. Ovid would have been accessible to WS through Arthur Golding's
1567 translation, but Bullough in 'Narrative and Dramatic Sources'
believes WS may have 'read Ovid in the original',
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