Cymbeline and Empire

Innes, Paul (2007) Cymbeline and Empire. Critical Survey, 19 (2). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0011-1570

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Abstract

The article discusses the use of minor characters in the theatrical production "Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare as a silent chorus for the events of the story. Editors have speculated that a Spaniard and Dutchman present in a scene in the play were intended to be more important characters. The author suggests the nationality of the characters may represent nations vying for imperial power. He suggests the play distorts British history and national identity.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR1 Literary history and criticism
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 22:39
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3629

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