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By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

ISBN-10: 063122632X

ISBN-13: 9780631226321

This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, bargains a uniquely complete image of present Shakespeare feedback.

* Brings jointly new essays from a mix of more youthful and extra confirmed students from worldwide - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the uk, and the USA.
* Examines each one of Shakespeare’s performs and significant poems, utilizing all of the assets of up to date feedback, from functionality reviews to feminist, historicist, and textual research.
* Volumes are geared up relating to primary different types: particularly the histories, the tragedies, the romantic comedies, and the past due performs, challenge performs and poems.
* each one quantity comprises person essays on all texts within the appropriate classification, in addition to extra common essays serious matters and techniques extra generally proper to the style.
* deals a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare reports on the dawning of the twenty-first century.

This significant other to Shakespeare’s tragedies includes unique essays on each tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus in addition to 13 extra essays on such themes as Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Shakespeare’s tragedies on movie, Shakespeare’s tragedies of affection, Hamlet in functionality, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.

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Doran, M. (1954). The Endeavors of Art: A Study of Form in Elizabethan Drama. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Drakakis, J. and Liebler, N. C. ) (1998). Tragedy. London: Longman. Duncan-Jones, K. ) (1989). Sir Philip Sidney: A Critical Edition of the Major Works. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Eagleton, T. (2003). Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic. Oxford: Blackwell. Eliot, T. S. (1932) [1927]. Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca. In Selected Essays, 1917–32. London: Faber and Faber.

Chapter 9, “The Tradition of Aristotle’s Poetics: I. Discovery and Exegesis,” vol. 1, pp. 349–423. Book II, Prose 2, 70–2; Robinson (1957: 331). Muir (1972: 12). For a fuller account of the formal characteristics of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and from which some paragraphs here have been borrowed, see Kastan (1982), esp. pp. 79–101. Jaspers (1952: 38). In the mid-twentieth century there was much discussion of the tensions between tragedy and Christian thought; see, for example, Laurence Michel’s “The Possibility of Christian Tragedy” (1956: 403–28).

If the crisis of justice that Kyd explores in The Spanish Tragedy reinforces the link between tragedy, madness, and subjectivity, it also, as Molly Smith (2001) suggests, foregrounds the connections between stage, state, and scaffold. The stage in this view becomes a place not so much defiant of state power as a replication of the fear it produces, a fear made all the worse by the seeming absence of any providential scheme. Where Marlowe implies that heaven and hell are tools for divine control, in Kyd they seem no more than theatrical devices, tricks of the trade that will make a hit show.

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