Cymbeline Questions and Answers

Cymbeline

You are right to recognise the emphasis that is placed on clothing in this brilliant and often ignored play by Shakespeare. What is notable as we read through the pages of this play or see it on...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011 1:16 am UTC

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Cymbeline

In a word, no! John Barton (in his book "Playing Shakespeare") talks about original pronunciation, and I've put a link below to an audio excerpt which gives you an idea of how scholars...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2008 6:41 am UTC

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Cymbeline

Posthumus secretly married a friend from childhood, Imogen. However Posthumus was very poor and has no social position. And Imogen was the King's daughter. The King forced Posthumus out of the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2009 4:33 pm UTC

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Cymbeline

While Posthumus and Cloten seem like opposites, they are united in their attitudes towards women. Both essentially see women more as objects than as human beings. Cloten sees Imogen as more a means...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2020 12:33 pm UTC

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Cymbeline

After she goes into the wilderness disguised as a boy, Imogen gets lost, despite receiving directions from a pair of beggars. As a result, she spends two days sleeping on the ground and trying not...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2021 11:53 am UTC

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Cymbeline

Your speech focusing on Shakespeare's plays As You Like It and Cymbeline offer you a number of interesting opportunities for a comparison study. Firstly, you could examine the notion of hidden...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2018 5:36 pm UTC

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