“Unified by Travels”: Space, Disorders, and Shakespeare’s Romances

Han ZHANG

Abstract


  The seventeenth century is an age when many travellers managed their explorations. Along with the development of political systems and the rise of British national imagination in addition to conciousness of multi-dimensional engagements, English people as pioneers in the early modern period started their travels over large segments of the world. Shakespeare’s Romances reflects early modern traveller outside England. Shakespeare’s Romance are one of the most prevailing plays in Renaissance that reveals the element of mobility, mainly through the development between the loss and construction of characters’ identity during travels which has provided a prerequisite and a necessary basis for later early modern writers.


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Travel; Shakespeare; Space; Disorders

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10927

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