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The Ending of the Winter's Tale
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0481  Monday, 7 September 2009

From:       Larry Weiss <
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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 
miracle,
 >technically defined as a clear interruption or violation of what we 
construe
 >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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