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The Cook and the Cannibal: Titus Andronicus and the New World

@article{Goldstein2009TheCA,
  title={The Cook and the Cannibal: Titus Andronicus and the New World},
  author={David B. Goldstein},
  journal={Shakespeare studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={99}
}
IN ANY DISCUSSION OF SHAKESPEARE and the New World, it seems The Tempest "must follow, as the night the day." I propose instead to analyze the use of American exploration narratives in Shakespeare's earliest tragedy. In its preoccupations with Rome, Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca, Titus Andronicus is usually read in dialogue with Renaissance humanism. Without discounting its classical context, we may profit by examining the play alongside representations of New World cannibalism in sixteenth-century… Expand
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