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A study of Love's labour's lost

Frances Yates (1899–1981) was an English historian renowned for her extensive writings on Western Hermeticism. This early 1936 text by Yates takes as its starting point the question of whether the character of Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost was intended by Shakespeare to be a satirical portrait of his contemporary John Florio.
Print Book, English, 2013
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Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge [u.a.], 2013
VI, 224 S.
9781107695986, 1107695988
Preface; Introduction; 1. Florio; 2. Eliot; 3. Harvey and Nashe; 4. Chapman; 5. Bruno and the 'school of night'; 6. Bruno and 'Stella'; 7. The Earl of Northumberland and 'Stella's' sister; 8. The Gray's Inn revels; 9. The date of Love's Labour's Lost; 10. The characters of Love's Labour's Lost and Italian comedy; 11. Shakespeare - some deductions; Appendix 1. Extract from Gabriel Harvey's Pierces Supererogation; Appendix 2. The dedication from George Chapman's The Shadow of Night; Appendix 3. Essay by Henry Percy, ninth earl of Northumberland; Index.