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Shakespearean arrivals: the irruption of character

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This thesis re-examines Shakespeare’s creation of tragic character through the concept of ‘arrivals’. What arrives is not an ‘individual’ but what I call a ‘subject’, which is a diffused dramatic process of arriving, rather than a self-contained entity that arrives in a final form. Not all characters are ‘subjects’. A subject only arrives through dramatic ‘events’ that rupture the existing structures of the play-world and the play-text. The generators of these irruptions are found equally ...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Nicholas Luke
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:6476

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