n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Shakespeare's Cues and Prompts, Murray J. Levith : book review
|Article Title||Shakespeare's Cues and Prompts, Murray J. Levith : book review|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||Shakespeare in Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||76 - 78|
The epigraph to this interesting volume on Shakespeare's sources is T.S. Eliot's comment in The Sacred Wood that the "good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different from that from which it was torn" (125). This is a fitting start to a book which takes as its task to show how "Shakespeare, like Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, is a weaver" (1), creating new stories and images from old.
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