A Theatre of Envy: William Shakespeare by René Girard

I’ve greatly appreciated in the past several books from René Girard, but when I was midway in the reading of this one I felt a bit bored.

I felt like if he was overkill or too slow in the covering of the comedies and on the mimetic behavior.

I moved ahead anyway and I was rewarded in the second part of the book.

The classical interpretation perspectives of the author are applied to the vast production of Shakespeare and seems quite fitting.

I would not suggest this book as a first approach to René Girard due to the size of the volume and the focus on a single area.
I recommend it to anyone with a relevant knowledge of William Shakespeare’s work.

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