Cymbeline: ‘A Strain of Rareness’

  • David Scott Kastan


Stunned by the sight of Paulina’s remarkable ‘statue’, Leontes discovers that

No settled senses of the world can match The pleasure of that madness.

(The Winter’s Tale, v. iii. 72–3)


Fall Nature Final Scene History Play Rare Action Successive Revelation 
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    Norman Rabkin, Shakespeare and The Common Understanding (New York: Macmillan, 1967) p. 211.Google Scholar

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