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"We three" : the mythology of Shakespeare's weird sisters

Author: Laura Annawyn Shamas
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Weird Sisters, from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, are arguably the most famous trio of witches in English literature. Shakespeare's Weird Sisters are a complex trinitarian mythological construction - a unique amalgamation of classical, folkloric, and socio-political elements. This book is an archetypal exploration of the Weird Sisters; by examining this feminine trio through the lens of mythology, new  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shamas, Laura Annawyn.
"We three".
New York : Peter Lang, ©2007
(OCoLC)608087171
Online version:
Shamas, Laura Annawyn.
"We three".
New York : Peter Lang, ©2007
(OCoLC)608414585
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Annawyn Shamas
ISBN: 0820479330 9780820479330
OCLC Number: 60590096
Description: viii, 140 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. From goddess to witch --
Chapter 2. Hecate, the triple goddess, and Macbeth --
Chapter 3. Related female threesomes in myths and fairy tales --
Chapter 4. Flourish, exeunt.
Responsibility: Laura Shamas.
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"The Weird Sisters, from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, are arguably the most famous trio of witches in English literature. Shakespeare's Weird Sisters are a complex trinitarian mythological construction - a unique amalgamation of classical, folkloric, and socio-political elements. This book is an archetypal exploration of the Weird Sisters; by examining this feminine trio through the lens of mythology, new insights about their significance may be understood."--Jacket.

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