Cymbeline (sĬm´bəlēn) or Cunobelinus (kyōō´nōbĬlī´nəs), d. c.AD 40, British king. His conquest of the Trinovantes (of Essex) reportedly made him the wealthiest and most powerful ruler in SE England. After his death his kingdom was divided between his sons Togodumnus and Caractacus. Cymbeline gives his name, but little else, to Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

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Cymbeline: Selected full-text books and articles

Cymbeline By William Shakespeare; Roger Warren Clarendon Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Includes the play and criticism
Shakespeare's Romances By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Cymbeline" begins on p. 79
Shakespeare's Comedies By Bertrand Evans Clarendon Press, 1960
Librarian’s tip: "Cymbeline" begins on p. 245
Shakespeare's Problem Comedies By William Witherle Lawrence Macmillan, 1931
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "The Wager in Cymbeline"
Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories, Comedies, and Romances By Victor L. Cahn Praeger, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Cymbeline" begins on p. 757
The Drama of Landscape: Land, Property, and Social Relations on the Early Modern Stage By Garrett A. Sullivan Jr Stanford University, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Four "Civilizing Wales: 'Cymbeline,' Roads, and the Landscapes of Early Modern Britain"
Last Things and Last Plays: Shakespearean Eschatology By Cynthia Marshall Southern Illinois University Press, 1991
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Advent and Apocalypse in Cymbeline"
Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity By Christy Desmet University of Massachusetts Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Three "Earning a Place in the Story Ethos and Epideictic in Cymbeline"
The Crown of Life: Essays in Interpretation of Shakespeare's Final Plays By G. Wilson Knight Methuen, 1948 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. IV "Cymbeline"
Shakespeare's Labored Art: Stir, Work, and the Late Plays By Maurice Hunt Peter Lang, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 Cymbeline
Shakespeare: A Survey By E. K. Chambers Sidgwick & Jackson, 1925
Librarian’s tip: "Cymbeline" begins on p. 286
Shakespeare around the Globe: A Guide to Notable Postwar Revivals By Samuel L. Leiter; Langdon Brown; Felicia Hardison Londré; Tice L. Miller; Michael Mullin; Daniel J. Watermeier Greenwood Press, 1986
Librarian’s tip: "Cymbeline' begins on p. 103
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