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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: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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Can you Make out the sense? Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility On Screen

All the while as you are immersed in the Victorian landscape , your mind cannot help but create vivid scenes on your cerebral  canvas, where the hues of grass rinse themselves in the fragrant showers. But here I present these … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility: E-text

Sense and Sensibility : E-text

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Sense and Sensibility

Composition and Publication History: This novel was possibly the first she wrote in draft form, as “Elinor and Marianne,” written in 1795 (at the age of 20), in epistolary form. She started revising it in 1797 and probably continued in … Continue reading

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Pre-reading: Coriolanus

Roman Life: The Ideal of the State in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/coriolanus/index.html Shakespeare’s Sources for Coriolanus http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sources/coriolanussources.html Coriolanus: The Plot http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plots/coriolanusps.html

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