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Autolycus, ou les métamorphoses de la marge dans The Winter’s Tale

Abstract : This paper mainly focuses on Shakespeare’s roguish Autolycus and examines how his marginal status and his histrionic ability to change shapes are significantly connected. As a racially-connoted land of exile Bohemia appears as a place propitious to vagrancy and may echo London Southern suburbs. The rogue’s “many knavish professions” (4.3.96) are topical indeed: they fall within the scope of laws against vagabonds, best-selling typologies of counterfeiters and cony-catching pamphlets. The masterless cunning character is finally caught up in an inter-textual web highlighting his literary lineage with marginal ancestors mastering either ruse or metamorphosis.
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Pascale Drouet. Autolycus, ou les métamorphoses de la marge dans The Winter’s Tale. XVII-XVIII Revue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles , Société d'études anglo-américaines des dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles, Lille, 2005, Âges de la vie et rites de passage, pp.21-34. ⟨10.3406/xvii.2005.2039⟩. ⟨halshs-01831781⟩

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