The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0483 Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Date: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 11:30:18 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 20.0481 The Ending of the Winter's Tale
Comment: Re: SHK 20.0481 The Ending of the Winter's Tale
>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.
The doubling of Linda Bassett in the roles of Paulina and Ceremon in
Dominic Cooke's charming parallel productions (RSC 2006) underlined this
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