Uncomfortable Time In Romeo And Juliet

@article{Lucking2001UncomfortableTI,
  title={Uncomfortable Time In Romeo And Juliet},
  author={David Lucking},
  journal={English Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={82},
  pages={115 - 126}
}
If it is one of the more familiar commonplaces of amatory rhetoric that love constructs around itself a separate and autonomous reality in which the categories and conventions of the ordinary world have no sway, it is scarcely less familiar a commonplace that no enclave of the spirit, however jealously defended, is ultimately secure against the encroachments of the external world. This is nowhere more evidently the case than in the matter of chronological time, the pulse of the public world… Expand
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Tybalt's words referring to Romeo: 'What, dares the slave / Come hither, cover'd with an antic face, / To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?' (I