By Dr Geraldo U de Sousa

Bringing jointly tools, assumptions and techniques from various disciplines, Geraldo U. de Sousa's cutting edge learn explores the illustration, conception, and serve as of the home, domestic, family, and family members existence in Shakespeare's nice tragedies. targeting King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, de Sousa's exam of the house offers a clean examine fabric that has been the subject of fierce debate. via a mixture of textual readings and a research of early glossy housing stipulations, observed by means of analyses that draw on anthropology, structure, paintings historical past, the examine of fabric tradition, social background, theater historical past, phenomenology, and gender stories, this e-book demonstrates how Shakespeare explores the materiality of the early smooth condo and inspires family house to exhibit interiority, think about the behavior of the brain, interrogate way of life, and check in parts of the tragic trip. particular subject matters contain the functionality of the disappearance of the citadel in King Lear, the juxtaposition of home-centered lifestyles in Venice and nomadic, 'unhoused' wandering in Othello, and using certain lighting fixtures results to mirror this dating, Hamlet's psyche in line with actual area, and the redistribution of family house in Macbeth. photographs of the home, domestic, and loved ones turn into visually and emotionally shiny, and therefore mirror, outline, and help a robust tragic narrative.

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