Shakespeare's Bottom and Apuleius' <i>Ass</i>

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199217861
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712357 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

 Shakespeare's Bottom and Apuleius' Ass

Show Summary Details


This chapter discusses Apuleian influences in Shakespeare's works. It argues that although it may appear that Shakespeare's natural genius made him a particularly acute reader of The Golden Ass, the accumulated evidence of Apuleian presence in the Shakespearian corpus suggests that The Golden Ass exerted a profound influence, providing a rich resource of interactive elements which contributed to the proteanism of his own dramatic art.

Keywords: Apuleius; Shakespeare; The Golden Ass; A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chapter.  7846 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.