Art and Illusion in The Winter's Tale

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Manchester University Press, 1994 - 283 pages
This work treats a single Shakespeare play from a number of perspectives. The author combines insights from contemporary psychology with art, social and stage histories to challenge the limits of current positivist critical theories. The book also has a central theme: how the dark side of art and illusion must be represented in order to establish the redemptive pattern which The Winter's Tale shares with Shakespeare's other late tragi-comedies.

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Aesthetic codes and Renaissance concepts
Shakespeares portrait of the individual
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