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This book sets the scene for the reinterpretations and explorations of the ways William Shakespeare and his contemporaries worked mythological material on their looms. In Ovid, each text leaves a trace in the others, introducing an enriching leaven that expands the text. Reading Holinshed's efforts to place Samothes or Brutus on England's family tree, one feels sorry for those chroniclers who had to reconcile a variety of founding tales and defend mutable causes. Founding myths need a renowned ancestor; warlike feats; identification with a territory, continuity, purity of blood; and someone to tell the story: fame must be recorded by pen if it is to survive marble monuments. The book discusses the Trojan matter of King John, which powerfully structures and textures the scenes of the siege of Angiers and, more specifically, the tragic fates of Constance and Arthur. It also considers some metamorphoses of Shakespeare and Ovid. The book reiterates imaginative association, influence, historically diachronic descent study, as evidenced in that kind of critical work that finds in a keyword an attractive pretext for projecting an author's particular interest or, a critic's. Yves Peyré's work opens perspectives on post-Shakespeare reworkings and Shakespearian myths that were also explored during the ESRA conference and inspired a separate collection of essays, Mythologising Shakespeare: A European Perspective.

Tales of origins in medieval and early modern France and England
Dominique Goy- Blanquet

fathers.’ 1 The problem is that they want to resemble their fathers. Founding myths, as Colette Beaune has shown, need a renowned ancestor, warlike feats, identification with a territory, continuity, purity of blood – and someone to tell the story: fame must be recorded by pen if it is to survive marble monuments. 2 Too little has been written about the high deeds of early French kings, notes the

in Interweaving myths in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Eighteenth-century British country houses and four continents imagery
Stephanie Barczewski

Just north of York, Castle Howard casts its imposing gaze over the North Yorkshire Moors. Built by the third Earl of Carlisle in the early eighteenth century, the house was intended as a lasting monument to the power and prominence of the Howard family, even though – or perhaps because – Carlisle came from a minor branch with little connection to his more renowned

in Exhibiting the empire