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“Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy (2015)
Book Chapter
Meek, R. (2015). “Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy. In E. Sullivan, & R. Meek (Eds.), The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 130-152. Manchester University Press. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0007

This chapter examines the various instances of sympathetic engagement and emotional correspondence in Shakespeare’s Richard II. It explores the various figured audiences and emotionally engaged onlookers that the play depicts, and the ways in which t... Read More about “Rue e’en for ruth”: Richard II and the Imitation of Sympathy.

(S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III (2015)
Book Chapter
Kaegi, A. (2015). (S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III. In R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), The Renaissance of Emotion: understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 200-220. Manchester University Press

‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this' : passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus
Book Chapter
Meek, R. ‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this' : passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus

Various critics have considered Titus Andronicus in relation to questions of language, grief, and violence. In this paper I want to explore a more specific aspect of the play's interest in the passions: its preoccupation with the concept of sympathy.... Read More about ‘O, what a sympathy of woe is this' : passionate sympathy in Titus Andronicus.