'He's dead but he won't lie down!' Posthumous characterisation: the symbiosis of ghost and man, of spirit and flesh

Watts, Cedric (2015) 'He's dead but he won't lie down!' Posthumous characterisation: the symbiosis of ghost and man, of spirit and flesh. Around the Globe (60). pp. 44-45. ISSN 1366-2317

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Abstract

In the case of some Shakespearian characters (e.g.Richard II and Julius Caesar) their postmortal presence influences our reading of their characters when they were alive. The past being is morally nourished by his postmortality. Of course, Shakespeare himself is magnified by his postmortal reputation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Shakespeare, characters, postmortality
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0621 Drama
Depositing User: Cedric Watts
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2015 12:11
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54306

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