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Antony and Cleopatra and Rosmersholm: "Third Empire" Love Tragedies


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"W. Shack:spear and his influence on Scandinavian Art'': all we know about the lecture that Ibsen delivered on Shakespeare in November of 1855 is its mangled title;1 and although Halvdan Koht has done his best to project what Ibsen might have said, his essay on "Shakespeare and Ibsen" remains highly speculative. After gathering all the scattered allusions and Ibsen's occasionally mischievous misquotations from Shakespeare, Koht concludes his study of dramatic connections by endorsing Edmund Gosse's rather lame insistence that there is "something of Shakespeare" in Ibsen simply because there has to be.2

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