Royalty Unlearned, Honor Untaught: British Savages and Historiographical Change in Cymbeline

@article{Curran1997RoyaltyUH,
  title={Royalty Unlearned, Honor Untaught: British Savages and Historiographical Change in Cymbeline},
  author={J. E. Curran},
  journal={Comparative Drama},
  year={1997},
  volume={31},
  pages={277-303}
}
Critics have tended to approach Cymbeline, Shakespeare's strange hybrid play, from one of two directions: some, following the lead of G. Wilson Knight, look to the historical dimension of the play in search of allegory or topical significance;1 while others, following J. M. Nosworthy, view the play as pure romance.2 In my own reading of Cymbeline I am aiming at something of a reconciliation between these two camps. As we shall see, in the case of Cymbeline a theme typically associated with… Expand
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