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The Tempestuous Sexual and Creative Life of William Shakespeare and Emilia Bassano-Lanier

Kauffman, Paul


Nine scholars conclude that Emilia Bassano-Lanier was the “Dark Lady” of the sonnets, but the intellectual implications have not been previously considered. Shakespeare incorporated the plots of about forty Italian novelle and classical histories and plays—some of the most important never translated—into his plays. Shakespeare’s achievements become more comprehensible when one reads the Italian and classical sources, translated into English in the nineteenth century and recently available...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: The International Journal of Literary Humanities
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v15i03/1-20


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