SHAKESPEARE AND EQUIVOCATION
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Abstract: The monograph by L. V. Egorova considers Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” on the historical background of the time of James I, the first Stuart king of England. When the Gunpowder plot was uncovered in 1605, the Catholic conspirators were subsequently executed. Equivocation is mentioned in “Macbeth” (1606) and could be explained – according to the monograph – by the political situation. In England of the beginning of the 17th century it was dangerous to be not only a conspirator, but a Roman Catholic as well. As equivocation is regarded as the culmination of historical events of the time, the detail analysis of dramatic dialogue, connected with equivocation, helps to understand additional meanings of Shakespeare’s tragedy
Key words: EQUIVACATION; ALLEGORIES; LITERARY TRANSLATION; REVIEWS; ENGLISH LITERATURE; ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHTS; DRAMATURGY; LITERARY CREATIVITY; HISTORICAL PLAYS
Dotsenko, E. G. Shakespeare and Equivocation / E. G. Dotsenko. In Philological Class. 2019. №1 (55). P. 184-187. DOI 10.26170/FK19-01-28.