Wrinkled Deep in Time
Aging in ShakespeareeBook - 2009
Shakespeare was acutely aware of our intimate struggles with aging. His dramatic characters either prosper or suffer according to their relationship with maturity, and his sonnets eloquently explore time's ravaging effects. ""Wrinkled deep in time"" is how the queen describes herself in Antony and Cleopatra, and at the end of King Lear, there is a tragic sense that both the king and Gloucester have acquired a wisdom they otherwise lacked at the beginning of the play. Even Juliet matures considerably before she drinks Friar Lawrence's potion, and Macbeth and his wife pre.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 177 pages)