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2016 | 25/3 | 51-67

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William Shakespeare’s “parcels and particulars”: His (Dis)Regard for Details in Creating Fictional Reality

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The author argues that although William Shakespeare sometimes allows for minor incon- sistencies in his plays, which more often than not pass unnoticed during their performanc- es, 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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