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Webster : the tragedies

By: Aughterson, Kate

Part of the Analysing texts series
033380130X / 9780333801307
Paperback
822.3
27/02/2001
Stock expected by 26/11/2019
England
22 cm ix, 266p.
advanced secondary  Learn More further/higher education undergraduate

Webster's plays are often seen as subordinate to those of his contemporary, William Shakespeare.

This book shows students how Webster's dramas are equal to those of Shakespeare, through analysing both his dramatic and poetic skills.

It focuses in particular on Webster's heroines and the tightly male dominated world in which they are seen to struggle.

Chapters on openings and endings, turning points, theatricality and imagery, as well as characters, give the student analytical tools with which to approach the plays.

BIC:

3JD c 1600 to c 1700, DD Plays, playscripts, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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