Cymbeline and Empire

Innes, Paul ORCID: 0000-0001-5375-5341 (2007) Cymbeline and Empire. Critical Survey, 19 (2). pp. 1-18. doi:10.3167/cs.2007.190201

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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 Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:56

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