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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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Shakespeare’s Supervillain: Coriolanus

Shakespeare’s Supervillain: Coriolanus

(p.114) Chapter 11 Shakespeare’s Supervillain: Coriolanus
The Supervillain Reader

Jerold J. Abrams

University Press of Mississippi

Villains are an important part of Shakespeare’s works. They often use soliloquies to make sure the audience is informed about what they are doing and their purpose. Villains in Shakespeare are generally subtle and ingenious, excellent role-players and actors and are often murderers or capable of murder.

Keywords:   Villainy in Shakespeare, Othello, Iago, Merchant of Venice, King Lear

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