• 4. Macbeth: Loyal Stewards and Royal Succession, in Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance, 2nd ed

    Author(s):
    Michael L. Hays (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare, Shakespearean Dramatic Genres
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    exile and return, false steward, Single Combat, Shakespeare
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TT4FS40
    Abstract:
    Chapter 4: Macbeth: Loyal Stewards and Royal Succession views the play as a romance defined by its overarching structure as exile-and-return of the rightful and qualified successor to the throne. Malcolm proves himself worthy in the Court Scene in England, where his test of Macduff demonstrates his ability, superior to his father’s, to establish “the mind’s construction in the face” and thereby make his announced ascension to the throne a fit source of celebration.
    Notes:
    This chapter is part of a revised and enlarged second edition of “Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance: Rethinking Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear,” (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2003). After two printings, the first edition soon went out of print. The publisher had excluded the appendix to reduce costs and declined a second edition to include it. I have published this edition elsewhere since 2014 and here in 2018 to make the book with the appendix available for free.
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