2005

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1065  Thursday, 9 June 2005

From:           Peter Goldman <This email 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

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