The Winter's Tale | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by William R. Morse

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of The Winter's Tale.
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Critical Essay by William R. Morse

SOURCE: “Metacriticism and Materiality: The Case of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale,” in ELH, Vol. 58, No. 2, Summer, 1991, pp. 283-304.

In the essay below, Morse examines The Winter’s Tale in order to reveal the shortcomings of New Historical criticism, and finds the ideology of the New Historicist conception to be “simplistic” and “misconceived.”

New Historical criticism of Renaissance literature over the past decade has not only effected a revolution in the way that critics read the literature and its relation to the culture that produces it, but has helped us to reconceive the nature of culture itself. Nevertheless, if the great strength of the school's approach has been the fertility and subtlety of its analyses of the cultural density which produces and is...

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