Category Archives: Criticism: A Level Texts

Elizabeth’s Monarchial Legitimacy

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Passage to India – Criticism

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Boy of Tears: Coriolanus

 INTRODUCTION Coriolanus is the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, and has often been criticized as an inferior piece of work. There have been exceptions: T. S. Eliot said that Coriolanus was one Shakespeare’s most accomplished artistic successes. And in recent years, the critical … Continue reading

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Roman Life: The Ideal of the State in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus

From Shakespeare as a Dramatic Thinker by Richard G. Moulton. New York, Macmillan.  The play of Coriolanus is pitched at an early point in the line of historical development: the only ideal here is the ideal of the state, the common life to which … Continue reading

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Coriolanus and the Emotions of Revenge

7th World Shakespeare Congress, Valencia, short paper session 3.4: Revenge as a Mediterranean Phenomenon Before and After Hamlet. Charles A. Hallett: “Anger’s My Meat”: Coriolanus and the Emotions of Revenge Abstract: Recently Coriolanus has been receiving far more attention than it had formerly been given. Frequently, … Continue reading

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Coriolanus:The End of Absolutism

‘The End of Absolutism’: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and the Consensual Nature of the Early Modern State PAUL CEFALU LAFAYETTE COLLEGE   Some years ago, in the Machiavellian Moment, J.G.A. Pocock described Shakespeare’s Coriolanus as a historically precocious text, one which dramatises humanist republicanism in advance of … Continue reading

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Henry IV Part :Shakespeare’s Falstaff as Prody

© Connotations 12.2-3 (2002/2003): 105-125 N.B. For purposes of citation, page numbers of the printed version are inserted in square brackets. Shakespeare’s Falstaff as Parody ARTHUR F. KINNEY I The Oxford English Dictionary defines parody as “a composition in prose or verse in which the … Continue reading

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