Shakespeare and the Spheres:the representation of astrology, astronomy and folklore surrounding the moon in King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest.

Currie, Catherine and Neal, Ian (2011) Shakespeare and the Spheres:the representation of astrology, astronomy and folklore surrounding the moon in King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Education-Today.net.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the representation of astrology, astronomy, and folklore surrounding the
moon, in King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. It includes an explanation of the forms of astrology and astronomy practiced during the Renaissance while discussing their representation within the three plays. The paper shows how Shakespeare’s reference to astrology and the folklore surrounding it reflects the social, historical and cultural significance of his work at the time, and therefore the importance of Shakespeare and his place in English Literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Culture > English Language and Literature
Education > Secondary Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society > Department of Education
Depositing User: Ian Neal
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 05:09
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3393

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