This study makes a convincing case for its thesis that the dramatic form of Shakespeare's plays corresponds to that of a natural system evolving to a more complex state while undergoing symmetry breaking. Drawing upon such key concepts of chaos theory as global agency and self-similarity, the book constructs a methodology which illuminates many problematic aspects of agency in the selected comedies, tragedies, and histories it examines. Each of these genres is shown to reflect the paradoxical dynamics of a chaotic system. This fresh 'systems perspective' offers a serious challenge to the structuralist assumptions underlying many current literary approaches.
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Subtítulo: A STUDY OF AGENCY IN SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS