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Circumstantial Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare’s characters are thought to be his greatest achievement—imaginatively autonomous, possessed of depth and individuality. This view has survived the deconstruction of ‘Shakespeare as ... More


‘Imaginary Work’: Opportunity in Lucrece and in King Lear

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter makes important distinctions between pre- and post-eighteenth-century uses of the terminology of ‘circumstances’, ‘proof’, and ‘probability’. It shows that prehistories of probability ... More


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