Pericles | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by F. Elizabeth Hart

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Pericles.
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Critical Essay by F. Elizabeth Hart

SOURCE: Hart, F. Elizabeth. “Cerimon's ‘Rough’ Music in Pericles, 3.2.” Shakespeare Quarterly 51, no. 3 (fall 2000): 313-31.

In the following essay, Hart argues that analysis of the adjective “rough” in Cerimon's phrase “rough music” points to the mother goddess Diana as the controlling deity of the play.

Shakespeare's use of “rough” in The Tempest to describe the magic that Prospero must “abjure” (5.1.50, 51) has inspired debate over the adjective's meaning, some critics finding in it the key not only to Prospero's powers but to the play as a whole.1 A less well-studied but similarly ambiguous use of “rough” occurs in the 1609 quarto of Pericles (Q1), where it modifies the “...

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