The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1065 Thursday, 9 June 2005
Date: Wednesday, 08 Jun 2005 14:27:31 -0600
Subject: Sweet Sweet Sweet Poison
I'm looking for a particular book on Shakespeare that uses the line
"Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age's tooth" (King John 1.1.212) as
an interpretive key for understanding the politics of Shakespeare's
plays. The idea, as I recall, is that his plays, especially the
histories and tragedies, are quite subversive (poison) yet also
attractive or pleasing (sweet) to the political powers of Renaissance
I can't recall the name of the book and after searching I still can't
find it. Can anyone help me?
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