Shakespeare's Myths

This bibliography applies only to the myth studied in this entry. Full references to more general works on early modern mythology cited in the Analysis are to be found in the General Bibliography.

Belsey, Catherine.  “Cleopatra’s Seduction”.  Alternative Shakespeares 2, ed. Terence Hawkes.  London: Routledge, 1988, 38-62.

Belsey, Catherine. “Love as trompe-l’oeil: Taxonomies of Desire in Venus and Adonis”. Shakespeare Quarterly 46, 3 (Fall, 1995): 257-76. 

Bevington, David.  Shakespeare’s Ideas.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Carter, Sarah.  “From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Ovidian and Neoplatonic Registers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Early Modern Literary Studies 12, 1 (May, 2006).

Cavicchioli, Sonia.  The Tale of Cupid and Psyche: An Illustrated History.  New York: George Braziller, 2002.

Chedgzoy, Kate.  “Playing with Cupid: Gender, Sexuality and Adolescence” in Alternative Shakespeares 3 ed. Diana E. Henderson.  London: Routledge, 2007, 138-57.

Donno, Elizabeth Story.  “The Triumph of Cupid: Spenser’s Legend of Chastity”.  Yearbook of English Studies 4 (1974): 37-48.

Fulton, Robert C. “Timon, Cupid and the Amazons”.  Shakespeare Studies 9 (1976): 283-99.

Generosa, Sister M.  “Apuleius and A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Analogue or Source, Which?”.  Studies in Philology 42 (1945): 198-204.

Hunt, Maurice.  “Controlling Cupid in Shakespeare’s Last Romances”.  The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal 9 (1989): 63-76.

Hutton, James.  “Analogues of Shakespeare’s Sonnets 153-4: Contributions to the History of a Theme”.  Modern Philology 38 (1940-41), 385-403.

Hutton, James. “Cupid and the Bee”.  PMLA 56, no. 4 (December 1941): 1036-58.

Hutton, James. “The First Idyll of Moschus in Imitations to the Year 1800”.  American Journal of Philology 49, 2 (1928), 105-36.

Hyde, Thomas. The Poetic Theology of Love: Cupid in Renaissance Literature.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1986.

Johnson, Nora.  “Body and Spirit, Stage and Sexuality in The Tempest”.  English Literary History 64 (1997): 683-701.

Kingsley-Smith, Jane.  Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Kingsley-Smith, Jane.  “Love’s Labour’s Scorned: The Absence of Cupid on the Shakespearean Stage”.  Cahiers Elisabéthains 73 (Spring 2008): 9-21.

Kott, Jan.  The Bottom Translation: Marlowe, Shakespeare and the Carnival Tradition. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press, 1987, 29-68.

Levaire, Janet.  “Renaissance Anacreontics”.  Comparative Literature 25 (1973), 221-39.

Lewis, Alan.  “Reading Shakespeare’s Cupid”.  Criticism 47, 2 (2005), 177-213.

Lewis, C. S.  The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition.  London: Oxford University Press, 1936, repr. 1953.

Merrill, R. V.  “Eros and Anteros”.  Speculum 19 (1944), 265-84.

Mulryan, John.  “Venus, Cupid, and the Italian Mythographers”.  Humanistica Lovaniensia/Journal of Neo-Latin Studies 23 (1974): 31-41.

Ogle, M. B.  “The Classical Origin and Tradition of Literary Conceits”.  American Journal of Philology34 (1913): 125-52.

McPeek, James A. S.  “The Psyche Myth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Shakespeare Quarterly23 (1972): 69-79.

Panofsky, Erwin.  Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Simonds, Peggy Muñoz. “Eros and Anteros in Shakespeare’s Sonnets 133 and 154: An Iconographical Study”.  Spenser Studies 7 (1986): 261-85.

Spencer, Floyd A.  “The Literary Lineage of Cupid in Greek Literature”.  The Classical Weekly 25, 16-18 (1932): 121-27, 129-34, 139-44.

Tinkle, Theresa.  Medieval Venuses and Cupids: Sexuality, Hermeneutics, and English Poetry.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996.

Wind, Edgar.  “Amor as a God of Death”.  Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance.  London: Faber & Faber, 1958, 129-41.


How to cite

Jane Kingsley-Smith. “Cupid.”  2011.  In A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology (2009-), ed. Yves Peyré.

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