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Dream in Shakespeare: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis

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Published by Yale University Press (first published May 28th 2013)
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Marjorie Garber does what she is best at--creative close reading of Shakespeare. In her analysis of "Julius Caesar", for example, she shows how the device divides the characters into two camps: those who attempt to control dreams and destiny and those who are controlled by it. Decius Brutus purposely misinterprets Calpurnia's dream that foretells disaster for Caesar, changing the meaning into one that is flattering to Caesar and with enough psychological acuity to deliver him for murder on the I ...more
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Marjorie B. Garber (born June 11, 1944) is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.

She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate:
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