The Stranger in Shakespeare (Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays) #2020

The Stranger in Shakespeare (Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays) Leslie A. Fiedler The Stranger in Shakespeare Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays In this provocative book originally published in Leslie Fiedler turns his critical eye on what he calls the borderline figure in Shakespeare s plays and poems Neither hero nor villain this fig

  • Title: The Stranger in Shakespeare (Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays)
  • Author: Leslie A. Fiedler
  • ISBN: 9780760772379
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Stranger in Shakespeare (Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays) Leslie A. Fiedler In this provocative book, originally published in 1972, Leslie Fiedler turns his critical eye on what he calls the borderline figure in Shakespeare s plays and poems Neither hero nor villain, this figure defines the limits of the humanit is the shadow, the other, the alien, the stranger.Fiedler concentrates on four key representations of the stranger in Shakespeare s woIn this provocative book, originally published in 1972, Leslie Fiedler turns his critical eye on what he calls the borderline figure in Shakespeare s plays and poems Neither hero nor villain, this figure defines the limits of the human it is the shadow, the other, the alien, the stranger.Fiedler concentrates on four key representations of the stranger in Shakespeare s work the stranger as Woman, as Jew, as Black, and as New World savage He offers canny readings of Shakespeare s handling of women in Henry VI, Part 1, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Othello in the play of that name, and Caliban in The Tempest There are also discussions of verses from The Passionate Pilgrim and some of the Sonnets, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and Cymbeline The way these strangers are treated within their contexts, Fiedler argues, reflects not only Shakespeare s own values, but those of his audience as well Fiedler further suggests that in this archetypal underworld we may find a mirror for viewing ourselves and our own times, forcing us to face unpleasant attitudes that we may have been unprepared or unwilling to acknowledge including, perhaps, the internalized stranger Anyone confronting Shakespeare begins with chutzpah and joy but ends in humility and terror, Fiedler writes in his preface to the book Ultimately, this is not a book about Our Shakespeare It is a book about Shakespeare s Us.
    The Stranger in Shakespeare (Studies in the Archetypal Underworld of the Plays) Leslie A. Fiedler

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    1. The book has some interesting things to say with regards to the sonnets I have yet to finish it, and that may impact the overall view of it However, at this stage of the game, I disagree with than I agree with.

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