Authority and Kingship in "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Authority and Kingship in "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale"
An analysis of the themes of authority and kingship in "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale".
# 144449 | 2,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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The paper relates that the "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale" are generally considered to be two of Shakespeare's latest plays and also two of his most complex, showing the playwright in the full flower of his mature style. The paper explains that like other plays of Shakespeare's late period, they contain elements of romance, magic, and proto-operatic interludes of song and dance. What they also contain, and what is looked at in this paper, is a thread of concern with matters of kingship, rulership and command, and the effects that result when sovereignty is challenged or overthrown.

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""The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale" are generally considered to be two of Shakespeare's latest plays and also two of his most complex and interesting, showing the playwright in the full flower of his mature style. Both were first published in the First Folio of 1623, The Tempest being the very first play printed therein (at the head of the "Comedies" section) and The Winter's Tale printed as the last play of the "Comedies" section. It is important to remember that in the terminology of the period, a comedy referred not to a farce but simply to a narrative that ended on a positive note, and this is the case for both of these plays,..."

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Authority and Kingship in "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale" (2009, December 01) Retrieved May 26, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/authority-and-kingship-in-the-tempest-and-the-winter-tale-144449/

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"Authority and Kingship in "The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale"" 01 December 2009. Web. 26 May. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/authority-and-kingship-in-the-tempest-and-the-winter-tale-144449/>

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