The Resource Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being, Ted Hughes

Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being, Ted Hughes

Label
Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being
Title
Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being
Statement of responsibility
Ted Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this momentous adventure in criticism, one of the leading poets writing in English argues that our profound response to Shakespeare's great late plays is prompted by a mythic, symbolic structure that inheres in each of them, and indeed binds the entire Shakespearean corpus into one huge, complex, ever-evolving work. Ted Hughes sees Shakespeare's early poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece as embodying two great myths of the archaic world, that of the hero who rejects the love of the Goddess and is killed in revenge by a boar; and that of the king, or god, whose crime is rape and whose punishment is banishment. These two complexes merge as Shakespeare's work develops into what Hughes calls the Tragic Equation, a flexible formula through which the poet was able to tap into the innate power of these myths to enliven his own imagination - and through him the imagination of Elizabethan England, in which the conflicts between Catholicism and Protestantism in the "living myth" of the English Reformation never lay far from the bloody surface of events. With his characteristic mixture of erudition and immediacy, Ted Hughes traces this idea in a close reading of Shakespeare's entire work. This text originally grew out of correspondence with dramatists, and anyone for whom intimate attention to the plays is important - scholar, student, actor, or common reader - will profit greatly from Hughes's loving, intensive, engrossing, and radical analysis of the greatest writing in the language
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-1998
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Hughes, Ted
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2976
LC item number
.H728 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Goddess religion in literature
  • Ontology in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • Goddess religion in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Mythology
  • Ontology in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Mythos
Label
Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being, Ted Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part Three.
  • The transformation of the tragic equation in the last plays : Introduction
  • The tragic hero brought to judgement : Cymbeline, Pericles, The Winter's Tale
  • The dismantling of the tragic equation : The Tempest -- Postscript : The boar with a flower in its mouth
  • Appendices : I.
  • The tragic equation in Henry VIII and Two Noble Kinsmen
  • II.
  • The Perpetuum Mobile
  • III.
  • The equation in The Merchant of Venice
  • Introduction
  • Part One.
  • The immature phase of the tragic equation : Conception and gestation of the equation's tragic myth : The sonnets, Venus and Adonis, Lucrece
  • Birth, childhood and adolescence of the tragic equation : As You Like It, All's Well that Ends Well, A Lover's Complaint, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida
  • Part Two.
  • The evolution of the tragic equation through the seven tragedies : Introduction
  • The tragic equation matures and mutates : Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear
  • The tragic equation makes its soul : Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 524 pages
Isbn
9780374262044
Lccn
92073077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928398
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928398
Label
Shakespeare and the goddess of complete being, Ted Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part Three.
  • The transformation of the tragic equation in the last plays : Introduction
  • The tragic hero brought to judgement : Cymbeline, Pericles, The Winter's Tale
  • The dismantling of the tragic equation : The Tempest -- Postscript : The boar with a flower in its mouth
  • Appendices : I.
  • The tragic equation in Henry VIII and Two Noble Kinsmen
  • II.
  • The Perpetuum Mobile
  • III.
  • The equation in The Merchant of Venice
  • Introduction
  • Part One.
  • The immature phase of the tragic equation : Conception and gestation of the equation's tragic myth : The sonnets, Venus and Adonis, Lucrece
  • Birth, childhood and adolescence of the tragic equation : As You Like It, All's Well that Ends Well, A Lover's Complaint, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida
  • Part Two.
  • The evolution of the tragic equation through the seven tragedies : Introduction
  • The tragic equation matures and mutates : Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear
  • The tragic equation makes its soul : Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 524 pages
Isbn
9780374262044
Lccn
92073077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928398
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928398

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