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Greenson, R.R. (1943). Some Shakespearean Characters in the Light of Present-Day Psychologies. I. S. Wile: Psychiatric Quarterly, XVI, 1942, pp. 62–90.. Psychoanal Q., 12:594-595.
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(1943). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 12:594-595

Some Shakespearean Characters in the Light of Present-Day Psychologies. I. S. Wile: Psychiatric Quarterly, XVI, 1942, pp. 62–90.

Ralph R. Greenson

The author attempts to analyze some of the Shakespearean characters in the light of 'accepted' present-day psychologies. Thus he tries to interpret Hamlet according to Freud, the Midsummer's Night Dream and The Tempest according to Jung's collective unconscious, Richard the Third according to Adler's doctrines, and King Henry the Eighth according to the gestalt principle. The material is deftly handled but is superficial, especially the freudian analysis. The author chose his material wisely since it would have been much

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more difficult for him to interpret Hamlet according to the Adlerian doctrines, or King Henry the Eighth acording to Jung's theories. There is no bibliography nor are there references to previous psychoanalytic works on this subject.

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Article Citation

Greenson, R.R. (1943). Some Shakespearean Characters in the Light of Present-Day Psychologies. I. S. Wile. Psychoanal. Q., 12:594-595

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