Romeo and Juliet
Penguin UK, 7.04.2005 г. - 320 страници
'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom
The Nurse triumphantly points out to the assembled company that the best
defence of burlesque has been provided by Shakespeare himself: look at the last
Act of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The abashed Bard redescends in silence. 'I.
If we look back to the Greeks, we find Helen of Troy in Homer and the tragedians,
Heracles in Sophocles' Women of Trachis and Phaedra in Euripides' Hippolytus.
But Aphrodite and Eros are savage, predatory, daemonic, divine. To translate ...
William Shakespeare T. J. B. Spencer. grudge'. But the legendary heroes who
stalk the Shakespearian stage are also made to look petty: Achilles and Helen (in
Troilus and Cressida) and Antony and Cleopatra (in the play named after them).
There is the Great Chamber where the dancing takes place and the kitchen
offstage where they curse the Nurse, call for dates and quinces and look to the
baked meats. But there is also the inner, 'private' space of Juliet's bedroom.
This is where Romeo and Juliet looks ahead to another play about sex in the city,
Measure for Measure. In both these ultra-urban plays those locations are
especially desirable which seem to offer relief from the glare of exposure, from
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