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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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