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Shakespeare and Senecan Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 1108496172
Pages : 307 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Senecan Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Curtis Perry and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perry reveals Shakespeare derived modes of tragic characterization, previously seen as presciently modern, via engagement with Rome and Senecan tragedy.


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Tragic Seneca

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ISBN 13 : 1134802315
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Tragic Seneca PDF Format Full Free by A. J. Boyle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tragic Seneca undertakes a radical re-evaluation of Seneca's plays, their relationship to Roman imperial culture and their instrumental role in the evolution of the European theatrical tradition. Following an introduction on the history of the Roman theatre, the book provides a dramatic and cultural critique of the whole of Seneca's corpus, analysing the declamatory form of the plays, their rhetoric, interiority, stagecraft and spectacle, dramatic, ideological and moral structure and their overt theatricality. Each of Seneca's plays is examined in detail, locating the force of Senecan drama not only in the moral complexity of the texts and their representations of power, violence, history, suffering and the self, but the semiotic interplay of text, tradition and culture. The later chapters focus on Seneca's influence on Italian, English and French drama of the Renaissance. A.J. Boyle argues that tragedians such as Cinthio, Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster, Corneille, and Racine owe a debt to Seneca that goes beyond allusion, dramatic form and the treatment of tyranny and revenge to the development of the tragic sensibility and the metatheatrical mind. Tragic Seneca attempts to restore Seneca to a central position in the European literary tradition. It will provide readers and directors of Seneca's plays with the essential critical guide to their intellectual, cultural and dramatic complexity.


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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 9004310983
Pages : 342 pages
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Download Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Brill's Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy, Dodson-Robinson incorporates interdisciplinary essays tracing how Western writers from antiquity to the present have transformed Senecan drama to develop competing tragic visions of agency and the human place in the universe.


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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 0198724195
Pages : 993 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Michael Neill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 993 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook brings together 54 essays by scholars from all parts of the world. It offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare tragedies as both works of literature and as performance texts, written by a playwright who was himself an experienced actor.


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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 110701977X
Pages : 325 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Claire McEachern and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-08 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This updated Companion has been fully revised and includes an extensively overhauled bibliography and four new chapters by leading scholars.


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A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies

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ISBN 13 : 1317880765
Pages : 256 pages
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Download A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies PDF Format Full Free by Michael Mangan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them.


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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 1136568816
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Irving Ribner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1960. Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy is an exploration of man's relation to his universe and the way in which it seeks to postulate a moral order. Shakespeare's development is treated accordingly as a growth in moral vision. His movement from play to play is carefully explored, and in the treatment of each tragedy the emphasis is on the manner in which its central moral theme shapes the various elements of drama


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Hamlet's Choice

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ISBN 13 : 0300247818
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Hamlet's Choice PDF Format Full Free by Peter Lake and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-02 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An illuminating account of how Shakespeare worked through the tensions of Queen Elizabeth's England in two canon-defining plays Conspiracies and revolts simmered beneath the surface of Queen Elizabeth's reign. England was riven with tensions created by religious conflict and the prospect of dynastic crisis and regime change. In this rich, incisive account, Peter Lake reveals how in Titus Andronicus and Hamlet Shakespeare worked through a range of Tudor anxieties, including concerns about the nature of justice, resistance, and salvation. In both Hamlet and Titus the princes are faced with successions forged under questionable circumstances and they each have a choice: whether or not to resort to political violence. The unfolding action, Lake argues, is best understood in terms of contemporary debates about the legitimacy of resistance and the relation between religion and politics. Relating the plays to their broader political and polemical contexts, Lake sheds light on the nature of revenge, resistance, and religion in post-Reformation England.


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Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare

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ISBN 13 : 1350098159
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Dustin W. Dixon and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gods have much to tell us about performance. When human actors portray deities onstage, such divine epiphanies reveal not only the complexities of mortals playing gods but also the nature of theatrical spectacle itself. The very impossibility of rendering the gods in all their divine splendor in a truly convincing way lies at the intersection of divine power and the power of the theater. This book pursues these dynamics on the stages of ancient Athens and Rome as well on those of Renaissance England to shed new light on theatrical performance. The authors reveal how gods appear onstage both to astound and to dramatize the very machinations by which theatrical performance operates. Offering an array of case studies featuring both canonical and lesser-studied texts, this volume discusses work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Plautus as well as Beaumont, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, and Shakespeare. This book uniquely brings together the joint perspectives of two experts on classical and Renaissance drama. This volume will appeal to students and enthusiasts of literature, classics, theater, and performance studies.


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Montaigne and Shakespeare

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Montaigne and Shakespeare

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Pages : 372 pages
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

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Publisher : University of Delaware Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780874132717
Pages : 276 pages
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Download The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by James C. Bulman and published by University of Delaware Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's idiom is an aggregate of archaic modes of speech and codes of conduct. This book attempts to make that idiom more accessible and, in the process, to illuminate the significance of heroic concepts to a study of Shakespeare's tragedies and histories.


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Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

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ISBN 13 : 0192511602
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages PDF Format Full Free by Tanya Pollard and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-09-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays exerted a powerful and uncharted influence on early modern England's dramatic landscape. Drawing on original research to challenge longstanding assumptions about Greek texts' invisibility, the book shows not only that the plays were more prominent than we have believed, but that early modern readers and audiences responded powerfully to specific plays and themes. The Greek plays most popular in the period were not male-centered dramas such as Sophocles' Oedipus, but tragedies by Euripides that focused on raging bereaved mothers and sacrificial virgin daughters, especially Hecuba and Iphigenia. Because tragedy was firmly linked with its Greek origin in the period's writings, these iconic female figures acquired a privileged status as synecdoches for the tragic theater and its ability to conjure sympathetic emotions in audiences. When Hamlet reflects on the moving power of tragic performance, he turns to the most prominent of these figures: 'What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba/ That he should weep for her?' Through readings of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporary dramatists, this book argues that newly visible Greek plays, identified with the origins of theatrical performance and represented by passionate female figures, challenged early modern writers to reimagine the affective possibilities of tragedy, comedy, and the emerging genre of tragicomedy.


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Revenge, Agency, and Identity from European Drama to Asian Film

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ISBN 13 : 9004401288
Pages : 177 pages
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Download Revenge, Agency, and Identity from European Drama to Asian Film PDF Format Full Free by Eric Dodson-Robinson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-07-29 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eric Dodson-Robinson’s Revenge, Agency, and Identity from European Drama to Asian Film challenges critical readings that downplay agency. From Attic tragedy, through Seneca and Shakespeare, and into Japanese and Korean film, the book pursues the agent of vengeance: a complex agent who strives for excess, not equivalence.


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Shakespeare's Tragedies and Modern Critical Theory

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ISBN 13 : 9780838637111
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Shakespeare's Tragedies and Modern Critical Theory PDF Format Full Free by James Cunningham and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Individual chapters deal with cultural materialism, new historicism, poststructuralism, and feminist criticism. The theoretical basis of each critical mode is examined and some representative critiques analyzed. Most importantly, in each chapter the various interpretations are tested against Shakespeare's texts, and the strengths and weaknesses of the different readings are assessed.


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Shakespeare and the Dramaturgy of Power

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1400860016
Pages : 302 pages
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Download Shakespeare and the Dramaturgy of Power PDF Format Full Free by John D. Cox and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ranging over all the dramatic genres in the Shakespearean canon, this book focuses on plays where medieval drama most clearly illuminates Shakespeare's treatment of political power and social privilege. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy

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ISBN 13 : 9780198112648
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy PDF Format Full Free by Robert S. Miola and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1992 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the influence of Seneca--both as specific text and inherited tradition--through Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and discovering new indebtedness, it presents an integrated and comprehensive assessment. Familiar methods of source study and a sophisticated understanding of intertextuality are employed to re-evaluate the much maligned Seneca in the light of his Greek antecedents, Renaissance translations and commentaries, and contemporary dramatic adaptations, especially those of Chapman, Jonson, Marston, Garnier, and Giraldi Cinthio. Three broad categories organize the discussion--Senecan revenge, tyranny, and furor--and each is illustrated by an earlier and later Shakespearean tragedy. The author keeps in view Shakespeare's eclecticism, his habit of combining disparate sources and conventions, as well as the rich history of literary criticism and theatrical interpretation. The book concludes by discussing Seneca's presence in Renaissance comedy and, more important, in that new and fascinating hybrid genre, tragicomedy. Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy makes an important contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare and of his foremost antecedents, as well as throwing light on the complex interactions of the Classical and Renaissance theatres.