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Shakespeare and the Folktale

An Anthology of Stories

Charlotte Artese (Hrsg.)

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An international collection of the traditional tales that inspired some of Shakespeare's greatest plays

Shakespeare knew a good story when he heard one, and he wasn't afraid to borrow from what he heard or read, especially traditional folktales. The Merchant of Venice, for example, draws from "A Pound of Flesh," while King Lear begins in the same way as "Love Like Salt," with a king asking his three daughters how much they love him, then banishing the youngest when her cryptic reply displeases him. This unique anthology presents more than forty versions of folktales related to eight Shakespeare plays: The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, The Merchant of Venice, All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, Cymbeline, and The Tempest. These fascinating and diverse tales come from Europe, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean, and South America, and include stories by Gerald of Wales, Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Giambattista Basile, J. M. Synge, Zora Neale Hurston, Italo Calvino, and many more. Organized by play, each chapter includes a brief introduction discussing the intriguing connections between the play and the gathered folktales. Shakespeare and the Folktale can be read for the pure pleasure these lively tales give as much as for the insight into Shakespeare's plays they provide.

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Petruchio, Meal, Gesta Romanorum, Golden Hair (fairy tale), Retinue, Lovell, Italo Calvino, Gruel, Trickster, Egeus, Pantheon Books, Faculty (academic staff), Impossibility, The Bee and the Orange Tree, V., Bedtime, Dan Ben-Amos, Courtesan, Haase (car), Bow and arrow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dowry, Carpet, A Worn Path, Catamite, Soliloquy, The Two Kings' Children, Love at first sight, That Justice Be Done, Informa, Sycorax, William Shakespeare, Stepmother, In the Woods, Narrative, Ephesus, Giambattista Basile, Plautus, Titus Andronicus, Playwright, The Meadows of Gold, King Lear, Agnes Scott College, Antihero, The Twelve Wild Ducks, In This World, Shylock, Oven, Random House, Scholarship, From the Terrace, Stupidity, Cymbeline, Ogre, Brother and Sister, The Glass Coffin, Dunce, Peggy Thompson, Caliban, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Housewife, Wayne State University Press, Cripple, Italian Folktales, Penguin Classics, The King's Daughter, Shakespeare's plays, Kerchief, Traditional story, Every Third Thought, Amber Dermont, Nix Nought Nothing, Jack Zipes, Cover Her Face, Spitting, Small beer, My Child, Publication, The Other Queen, Humanities, Oral tradition, Princeton University, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Decameron, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Faithfulness, The Heat of the Day, Book, My Reputation, The Forty Thieves, Amazons, Donkeyskin, Bluebeard, I Wish (manhwa), Potion, Imogen (Cymbeline), Penguin Books, Such A Pretty Girl, Menaechmi, Debtor