Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2005 :: June ::
Sweet Sweet Sweet Poison
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1065  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Peter Goldman <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
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
England.

I can't recall the name of the book and after searching I still can't
find it. Can anyone help me?

Thanks,
Peter

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

Other Messages In This Thread

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.