Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain

Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain

by Ros King
     
 

In Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain, Ros King argues that because of previous misunderstanding of the nature and history of tragi-comedy, critics have mistaken the tone of Shakespeare's play. Although it is often dismissed as a pedestrian 'romance', or at best a self-parodic reworking of previous Shakespearean themes, she proposes that Cymbeline's fantastical,… See more details below

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In Cymbeline: Constructions of Britain, Ros King argues that because of previous misunderstanding of the nature and history of tragi-comedy, critics have mistaken the tone of Shakespeare's play. Although it is often dismissed as a pedestrian 'romance', or at best a self-parodic reworking of previous Shakespearean themes, she proposes that Cymbeline's fantastical, black comedy and its facility for keeping multiple plots all in the air together are in fact a tour de force of dramaturgical construction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754609742
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Poetic forms : constructing meanings5
2Great Britain47
3Empire93
4Religion125
5Constructing production155

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