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Shakespeare's Romances as Interrogative Texts

Their Alienation Strategies and Ideology

By (author) Boika Sokolova
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 1992
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773494758
ISBN-13: 9780773494756
Barcode No: 9780773494756
Synopsis
This study examines "Pericles", "Cymbeline", "The Winter's Tale", and "The Tempest" as interrogative texts, throwing light not only on elements of their complex structure but on some of the pressures existing in Jacobean ideology. It is a politicized reading of the texts, analyzing the multiple dramatic strategies which create angles of vision, revealing deficiencies in the nature of authority, the role of the king as father, husband and ruler, and the function of the aristocratic woman as restorer of harmony. It also discusses problems of genre and dramatic strategies.

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