Shakespeares Tragic Cosmos by Thomas McAlindonShakespeares Tragic Cosmos by Thomas McAlindon

Shakespeares Tragic Cosmos

byThomas McAlindon

Paperback | April 26, 1996

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Dr. McAlindon argues that there were two models of nature in Renaissance culture, one hierarchical, in which everything has an appointed place, the other contrarious, showing nature as a tense system of interacting opposites, liable to sudden collapse. This latter model applies to the whole of Shakespeare's tragedy. It can be seen in the characterization, the settings and the imagery of the tragedies, which the author analyzes in chapters devoted to Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.
Title:Shakespeares Tragic CosmosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521566053

ISBN - 13:9780521566056

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: 'Nature's fragile vessel'; 2. A medieval approach: Chaucer's tale of love and strife; 3. Romeo and Juliet; 4. Julius Caesar; 5. Hamlet; 6. Othello; 7. King Lear; 8. Macbeth; 9. Antony and Cleopatra.

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