Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Department

English Language and Literatures

Sub-Department

English

First Advisor

Edward Gieskes

Abstract

In this thesis, forms of time and chronotope in the English Renaissance dramas Gorboduc and King Lear are analyzed. The Tragedie of Gorboduc is discussed as an example of Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel and as a model of many elements found in Shakespeare's King Lear.

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