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Re: Courtly Love in Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0578  Tuesday, 27 February 2002

From:           Brian Willis <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Feb 2002 10:25:41 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0563 Re: Courtly Love in Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0563 Re: Courtly Love in Shakespeare

Tue,

I would be interested to see how the narrative poems fit into all of
this (and perhaps the sonnets as well). Venus and Adonis seems like a
sly reinterpretation and perhaps rejection of that courtly ideal. The
Rape of Lucrece has a metaphorical scaling of the battlements as Tarquin
rapes her. The sonnets might be closer to the courtly ideal but they
also display disgust at those feelings and sometimes a rejection of it
altogether.

I think you have an interesting topic and certainly worth thorough
research.

Brian Willis

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