The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1515 Friday, 27 August 1999.
From: David Lindley <
Date: Friday, 27 Aug 1999 10:03:08 GMT
Subject: 10.1498 Re: Twelfth Night
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1498 Re: Twelfth Night
Kate Brookfield writes:
>Miranda's final scene with her fiance shows the happy couple playing
>chess together. Her final exclamation of joy with "the brave new world"
>and all the beautiful people she is meeting is one of the most positive
>declarations of hope in the future by a new fiancee.
Not sure I'd accept this - her 'sweet lord' plays her false, and the
collection of lords to whom she addresses her comments on the brave new
world are scarcely a distinguished company - surely we respond to
Prospero's undercutting of her enthusiasm?
School of English
University of Leeds