• Sources, Scholarship, and Sense: Shakespeare’s Use of Holinshed in Macbeth

    Author(s):
    Michael L. Hays (see profile)
    Date:
    2003
    Group(s):
    Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    34th Annual Interdisciplinary CAES Conference
    Conf. Org.:
    Ball State University
    Conf. Loc.:
    Muncie, IN
    Conf. Date:
    2003
    Tag(s):
    Macbeth, exile and return, Holinshed, Bellona's Bridegroom, Shakespeare
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KW57H59
    Abstract:
    “Sources, Scholarship, and Sense: Shakespeare’s Use of Holinshed in Macbeth,” , (2003) This presentation uses an analysis of Shakespeare’s primary source as a means to disclose modifications and retentions for the purpose of achieving both dramatic and narrative ends. Establishing the identity of “Bellona’s Bridegroome” as MacDuff enables the fitness of his successful single combat with Macbeth. Understanding the three-part structure of the Court Scene shows Malcolm’s qualifications, confirms his legitimacy, and exhibits his competence to rule.
    Notes:
    This paper is one of three on Macbeth. Each paper emphasizes Act III, scene iv, or, as I call it, the Court Scene, as critical to an understanding of Malcolm, his important position in the theme of succession, and the exile-and-return structure of the play.
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