Shakespeare and Brave New World
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2123 Thursday, 2 December 1999.
From: Perry Herzfeld <
Date: Thursday, 2 Dec 1999 21:37:12 +1100
Subject: Shakespeare and Brave New World
This may have been discussed before, but I am wondering what others
think of the continual references to Shakespeare and quotes from him
throughout Aldus Huxley's "Brave New World". Indeed, the title itself
is a Shakespeare quote. At times I think "the savage's" use of
Shakespearean dialogue works well, highlighting Shakespeare's emotion
and infinite variety with the world's sterility and "stability".
However, it does tend to be a bit incessant at times. Was Huxley a
Shakespeare buff himself? Is there any well-known criticism on this
Yours, in the hope of further discussion,