The Ending of the Winter's Tale
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0481 Monday, 7 September 2009
From: Larry Weiss <
Date: Friday, 04 Sep 2009 22:24:57 -0400
Subject: 20.0477 The Ending of the Winter's Tale
Comment: Re: SHK 20.0477 The Ending of the Winter's Tale
>What I find striking for this winter's tale is the total absence of
>technically defined as a clear interruption or violation of what we
>as Nature's order. While Shakespeare allows for a guiding supernal
>Hand to arrange the play's improbable coincidences, the events
>themselves are strictly natural or, in Dr Young's words, "strictly human."
Yes; and the resurrection of Thaisa in Pericles is even more striking as
Shakespeare goes out of his way to have Ceremon make clear that he
employed only natural remedies.
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