Tolkien and Shakespeare

essays on shared themes and language

By Croft, Janet Brennan

Publishers Summary:
"Tolkien and Shakespeare: These essays focus on the broad themes and motifs which concerned both authors. They seek to uncover Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien through echoes of the playwright's themes and even word choices, discovering how Tolkien used, revised, updated, "corrected," and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's works"--Provided by publisher.

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ISBN
978-0-78642-827-4
Publisher
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2007.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 15, 2007

This book of essays edited by Croft (Univ. of Oklahoma Libs., Norman) aims to explore "how Tolkien used, revised, updated, 'corrected,' and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's works." Given Tolkien's established-though arguably overstated-dislike of Shakespeare, this choice of focus seems odd. Croft admits that since Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien is debatable, she and her colleagues are "reduced to speculation," and, indeed,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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