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Introduction

GARY TAYLOR and JOHN JOWETT

in Shakespeare Reshaped, 1606-1623

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198122562
eISBN:
9780191671470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122562.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

As an author's work may be reshaped either by the author himself or by other people, we realize that the Shakespeare canon has undergone both types of reshaping, and these are not easily ... More


Textual Shakespeare

Sonia Massai

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes the range and type of variant readings introduced by subsequent generations of editors in a short sample scene in King Lear. It shows that even the earliest publishers of ... More


Darkness Visible: Macbeth and the Poetics of the Unnatural

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

In Macbeth we come to understand nature as an equivocal discourse of aberrance and ambition, shaped by active intervention or manipulation what constitutes the natural is always under discussion. ... More


Even Better than the Real Thing?: Art and Nature in The Winter’s Tale

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Set within the context of a putatively pastoral space, The Winter’s Tale dramatizes a conflict between art and nature which had come to dominate the Jacobean imagination. Moving beyond the parameters ... More


Prospero’s Husbandry and the Cultivation of Anxiety

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

The final chapter, which focuses on Shakespeare’s last single authored play, examines Prospero’s husbandry within the context of the island space. Contrary to colonial discourses of the play, this ... More


Conclusion

Charlotte Scott

in Shakespeare's Nature: From Cultivation to Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685080
eISBN:
9780191765360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685080.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This Conclusion draws together the major arguments of the book and the ways in which the beginning of the seventeenth century exposes changing attitudes to the landscape. Re-evaluating some of the ... More


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