Servile Ministers: Othello, King Lear and the Sacralization of Service (the 2003 Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Lecture) Michael Neill

ISBN: 9781553800156

Published: March 1st 2004

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39 pages


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Servile Ministers: Othello, King Lear and the Sacralization of Service (the 2003 Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Lecture)  by  Michael Neill

Servile Ministers: Othello, King Lear and the Sacralization of Service (the 2003 Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Lecture) by Michael Neill
March 1st 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 39 pages | ISBN: 9781553800156 | 3.48 Mb

In his 2003 Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Lecture, Michael Neill takes us deep into the cultural complexities of Shakespeares world. With special attention to the two plays Othello and King Lear, Neill explores the various Elizabethan meaningsMoreIn his 2003 Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Lecture, Michael Neill takes us deep into the cultural complexities of Shakespeares world. With special attention to the two plays Othello and King Lear, Neill explores the various Elizabethan meanings surrounding the concept of service. In the ordered, hierarchical world of the late sixteenth-and early seventeenth-centuries, the idea of service as a sacred duty to God and Gods representatives penetrated all of society so that each and every person was linked to others within a pattern of sacred service.

But as Neill demonstrates, Shakespeare recognizes in his plays that service was becoming increasingly linked to slavery, that the sacralized world of service was slowly disintegrating. The fascination of Shakespeares plays, Neill suggests, lies in their multi-layered probing of the ways in which the ideal of service continues to exist even as the world which gave substance to the ideal was vanishing.



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