'"Loytering in love": Ovid's Heroides, hospitality, and humanist education in The Taming of the Shrew'

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Abstract

This article reads Shakespeare's domestic comedy in terms of its mobilisation of the gendered cultures of humanist education, on the one hand, and early modern hospitality on the other. Paying close attention to Bianca's reading lesson, drawn from Ovid's 'Heroides", the article argues that Ovidian poetics pervade Shakespeare's comedy, undermining patriarchal control over women and household.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-53
Number of pages26
JournalCriticism
Volume40
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

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