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Dreams, Visions, And Delusions: Madness In Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was a master at plumbing the depths of the human psyche, all the while keeping his prose vibrant and entertaining, even humorful. Among his great variety of carefully crafted modes and moods of the human spirit, his most masterful oft en seem to be his scenes and characters of utter madness. This chapter looks at three cases of madness in Shakespeare: Borderline Psychosis, Pathological Neurosis, and Situational Psychotic Episode. It then focuses on new ways in which the classic Bard continues to amaze those who are willing to invest the time and energy worthy of him, the time and energy to really read him in an informed and thoughtful way. The chapter then offers just one more hermeneutical lens through which to see the work of Shakespeare, and by reflection, the dear man, the incomparable genius himself.

Keywords: Borderline Psychosis; madness; Pathological Neurosis; Shakespeare; Situational Psychotic Episode



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