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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature$
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James A. W. Heffernan

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300195583

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001

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Staging Hospitality

Staging Hospitality

Shakespeare

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(p.117) 4 Staging Hospitality
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Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature
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James A. W. Heffernan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0005

This chapter discusses hospitable practices in the plays of Shakespeare, considering cases of murderous guests to the staging of hospitality. It begins with ruinous entertaining in Timon of Athens; un-Christian hospitality in King Lear; regicide in Macbeth; and entertainment and seduction in The Winter's Tale.

Keywords:   hospitable practices, Shakespeare, hospitality, Timon of Athens, King Lear, Macbeth, Winter's Tale

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