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2016 | 25/3 | 37-50

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Jaques and the Wounded Stag by William Hodges, Sawrey Gilpin and George Romney: (Re)Painting Shakespeare’s Melancholic Figure


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The author argues that although William Shakespeare sometimes allows for minor inconsistencies in his plays, which more often than not pass unnoticed during their performances, he meticulously weaves their structures. In the course of analysing two examples of the playwright’s works, The Comedy of Errors and Much Ado About Nothing, the author suggests that in the former the Bard offers an hour-after-hour image of the fictional reality, whereas in the latter he not only provides us with a detailed account of the events placed within the calendar, but also seems to take advantage of this structure to suggest some hidden meaning.


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