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«We Three»

The Mythology of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters

by Laura Shamas (Author)
Monographs X, 140 Pages

Summary

The Weird Sisters, from William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, are arguably the most famous trio of witches in English literature. Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters are a complex trinitarian mythological construction – a unique amalgamation of classical, folkloric, and socio-political elements. This book is an archetypal exploration of the Weird Sisters; by examining this feminine trio through the lens of mythology, new insights about their significance may be understood. The ramifications extend from classical comprehension to twenty-first century pop culture observations related to female trios.

Details

Pages
X, 140
ISBN (PDF)
9781453906385
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820479330
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (October)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. X, 140 pp.

Biographical notes

Laura Shamas (Author)

The Author: Laura Shamas holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She has taught at Catholic University of America, Pepperdine University, and the University of Southern California. She has published widely in journals, newspapers, and new media.

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