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The small world of Shakespeare's plays

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Drama, at least according to the Aristotelian view, is effective inasmuch as it successfully mirrors real aspects of human behavior. This leads to the hypothesis that successful dramas will portray fictional social networks that have the same properties as those typical of human beings across ages and cultures. We outline a methodology for investigating this hypothesis and use it to examine ten of Shakespeare's plays. The cliques and groups portrayed in the plays correspond closely to those w...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s12110-003-1013-1

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University of Gloucestershire
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The Open University
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University of Liverpool
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Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Human Nature Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
397-408
Publication date:
2003-12-05
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1936-4776
ISSN:
1045-6767
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uuid:bfb6c0e3-201e-48cb-afdc-ae6017691e99
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ora:4578

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