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Freedom from the superego, authentic freedom, is the liberty to play, even as a child plays, in the very act of dying. (Bloom, p.

Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p. 132. 118. Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p. 141. 119. Barbara Hodgdon, The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare’s History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991), pp. 153, 158–59. 120. Kastan, Shakespeare After Theory, p. 131. 121. Richard Helgerson, Forms of Nationhood: The Elizabethan Writing of England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992), p. 227. 122. Helgerson, Forms of Nationhood, p. 227. 123. Christopher Highley, Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), p.

Richardson, Shakespeare’s Dramatic Character, pp. 11, 56. 25. Elizabeth Griffith, The Morality of Shakespeare’s Drama Illustrated (1775) (London: Frank Cass & Co. , 1971), pp. 227, 228. 26. Cumberland, ‘Remarks’, p. 50. 27. Corbyn Morris, ‘An Essay Towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Raillery, Satire and Ridicule’ (1744), in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed. , 1986), pp. 1–5 (p. 3). 28. Richard Stack, ‘An Examination of an Essay on the Dramatick Character of Sir John Falstaff ’ (1788), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1693–1733, (Volume 2), ed.

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