By Susan Snyder
The essays contained during this quantity support hint the process Shakespeare feedback throughout the latter 1/2 the 20th century, as emphasis on severe interpretation skilled a few major shifts. style experiences, textual analyses, and feminist methods are all represented right here, in addition to 3 new essays by no means sooner than released at the 'Winter's story' and the 'Taming of the Shrew'.
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Anticipating Caesar and Maecenas, Enobarbus concludes that Antony has gone crazy. It is in this scene, in fact, that Enobarbus decides to leave Antony. The real artistry of Shakespeare’s handling .......................... 9267$$ $CH3 03-05-02 10:04:34 PS 51 OURSELVES ALONE of the challenge is apparent in the way he orchestrates it with other elements, two episodes not connected with it in the Life of Antonius: the desertion of Domitius (Enobarbus), which Plutarch puts before the battle of Actium, and Antony’s jealousy of Caesar’s messenger Thidias, which according to Plutarch took place a full year before the challenge.
9267$$ $CH3 03-05-02 10:04:33 PS 50 SHAKESPEARE: A WAYWARD JOURNEY Maec. Caes. He hath whipt with rods, dares me to personal combat, Caesar to Antony. Let the old rufﬁan know I have many other ways to die; mean time Laugh at his challenge. Caesar must think When one so great begins to rage, he’s hunted Even to falling. Give him no breath, but now Make boot of his distraction: never anger Made good guard for itself. Let our best heads Know that to-morrow the last of many battles We mean to ﬁght.
Starting from a romantic story in which love goes wrong, he was sufﬁciently reminded of his own comic patterns and assumptions to manipulate them consciously in the play, creating the tragic mood (which is lacking in Giraldi’s brisk tale of intrigue) by looking more deeply into the ambiguities and vulnerabilities of romantic love. I have been emphasizing the internal ﬂaws of Othello’s and Desdemona’s love, but it should not be overlooked that the play nevertheless celebrates that love fully. ’’17 So with Othello.