Tolkien and Shakespeare

Tolkien and Shakespeare

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qTolkien 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, qcorrected, q and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's worksq--Provided by publisher.Essays on Shared Themes and Language Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III ... Sir Bertilak willingly connives at his wifea#39;s attempted seduction of Gawain, just as Oberon is happy to make himself a cuckold ... A large part of the appeal of stories such as a€œTrue Thomasa€ and Sir Launfal, as Tom Shippey points out, is a€œelvish allure, a€ in which desire is mixed with danger (Road 59).

Title:Tolkien and Shakespeare
Author:Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher:McFarland - 2007-03-22


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