Shakespeare's Drama of Exile (Palgrave Shakespeare Studies) (Hardcover)

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Exile defines the Shakespearean canon, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen . This book traces the influences on the drama of exile, examining the legal context of banishment (pursued against Catholics, gypsies and vagabonds) in early modern England; the self-consciousness of exile as an amatory trope; and the discourses by which exile could be reshaped into comedy or tragedy. Across genres, Shakespeare's plays reveal a fascination with exile as the source of linguistic crisis, shaped by the utterance of that word 'Banished'.

About the Author

JANE KINGSLEY-SMITH completed her PhD at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, and is now Lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Hull. She has published a number of articles on Shakespeare and on his representation in film, and her wider research interests include the eighteenth-century novel and the works of Iris Murdoch.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780333993446
ISBN-10: 0333993446
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 5th, 2003
Pages: 237
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare Studies