Basket: 0 items £0.00
Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance tragedy

The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance tragedy

By: Smith, Emma(Edited by) Sullivan, Garrett A., Jr.(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series
0521734649 / 9780521734646
Paperback
822'.05120903
01/08/2010
2 in stock Need More ?
England
23 cm 280 p. : ill.
Tertiary Education (US: College)  Learn More

Featuring essays by major international scholars, this Companion combines analysis of themes crucial to Renaissance tragedy with the interpretation of canonical and frequently taught texts.

Part I introduces key topics, such as religion, revenge, and the family, and discusses modern performance traditions on stage and screen.

Bridging this section with Part II is a chapter which engages with Shakespeare.

It tackles Shakespeare's generic distinctiveness and how our familiarity with Shakespearean tragedy affects our appreciation of the tragedies of his contemporaries.

Individual essays in Part II introduce and contribute to important critical conversations about specific tragedies.

Topics include The Revenger's Tragedy and the theatrics of original sin, Arden of Faversham and the preternatural, and The Duchess of Malfi and the erotics of literary form.

Providing fresh readings of key texts, the Companion is an essential guide for all students of Renaissance tragedy.

BIC:

2AB English, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

Our price£18.39
RRP £22.99
Save 20%