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Shakespeare's tragic skepticism

Author: Millicent Bell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Readers of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies have long noted the absence of readily explainable motivations for some of Shakespeare's greatest characters: Why does Hamlet delay his revenge for so long? Why does King Lear choose to renounce his power? Why is Othello so vulnerable to Iago's malice? But while many critics have chosen to overlook these omissions or explain them away, Millicent Bell demonstrates that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
Tragedies
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Millicent Bell
ISBN: 0300092555 9780300092554
OCLC Number: 49249807
Language Note: English.
Description: xvii, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth --
Hamlet, revenge! --
Othello's jealousy --
"Unaccommodated" Lear --
Macbeth's deeds --
The Roman frame.
Responsibility: Millicent Bell.

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An exploration of the absence of readily explainable motivations for some of the great characters of Shakespeare's tragedy. While many critics overlook these omissions or explain them away, Millicent  Read more...

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