Classical Drama Before Shakespeare

From imitatio to “mimic men”

Authored by: Robert Hornback

The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472417404
eBook ISBN: 9781315613550
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041689

10.4324/9781315613550.ch12

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Abstract

We, here, on our island, handling books printed in this world… had been abandoned and forgotten. We pretended to be real, to be learning to be preparing ourselves for life, we mimic men of the New World, one unknown corner of it.

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