The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1515  Friday, 27 August 1999.

From:           David Lindley <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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?

David Lindley
School of English
University of Leeds

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