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‘Churchill's Grave’

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112525
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0003
‘Churchill's Grave’

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This chapter discusses Shakespeare's Hamlet and reveals Byron's reactions to it. An introduction to the question of history or historicity in Byron's poetry suggests that his sceptical, relativistic view of history was related but distinct from that expressed in Hamlet.

Keywords: Hamlet; Byron; Shakespeare; history; historicity

Chapter.  7487 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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