Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines the structural and thematic parallels between Foucault’s History of Madness and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Drawing upon Foucault’s notion of “experience,” the article argues that the formal designs of both texts “fold” in remarkably similar ways, directly taking the reader’s perspective into account in their navigation of the limits between rhetorical and phenomenal worlds. As these texts conclude, such an unfolding of the limits of one’s perspective is the shared experience of both madness and the comic theatre.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2165-2686
Print ISSN
0888-3203
Pages
pp. 27-44
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-11
Open Access
No
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