Table of contents for Shakespeare, national poet-playwright / Patrick Cheney.

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Proem. Shakespeare's 'Plaies and Poems'
Part I. The Imprint of Shakespearean Authorship: Prelude: Shakespeare, Cervantes, Petrarch
1. The sixteenth-century poet-playwright
2. Francis Meres, the Ovidian poet-playwright, and Shakespeare criticism
Part II. 1593-94: The Print Author Presents Himself: Play Scene: Two Gentlemen to Richard III
3. Authorship and acting: plotting Venus and Adonis along the Virgilian path
4. Publishing the show: The Rape of Lucrece as Lucanian counter-epic of empire
Part III. 1599-1601: The Author Brought Into Print: Play Scene: Love's Labor's Lost to Troilus and Cressida
5. 'Coin'd tales': 'W. Shakespeare' in Jaggard's The Passionate Pilgrim
6. 'Threne' and 'scene': the author's relics of immortality in 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'
Part IV. 1609: Imprinting the Question of Authorship: Play Scene: Measure for Measure to Coriolanus
7. 'O, let my books be ... dumb presagers': poetry and theater in the sonnets
8. 'Deep-brain'd sonnets' and 'tragic shows': Shakespeare's late Ovidian art in A Lover's Complaint
Epilogue. Ariel and Autolycus: Shakespeare's Counter-Laureate Authorship.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Poetic works, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Literature, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Contemporaries, Ovid, 43 B, C, -17 or 18 A, D, Influence, Authorship History 16th century, English poetry Roman influences, Renaissance England