English revenge drama : money, resistance, equality /

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Author / Creator:Woodbridge, Linda.
Imprint:Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:xvi, 332 p. : ill.
Language:English
Subject:English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Revenge in literature.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Revenge in literature.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8209840
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ISBN:9780521884594 (hbk.)
9780511907074 (e-book)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Table of Contents:
  • List of figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • English revenge plays discussed in this book
  • Standard MLA abbreviations for Shakespeare's plays
  • Note on the text
  • Part I. Rampant Revenge
  • 1. Getting what one deserves
  • 2. Can two wrongs ever make a right? Some theory
  • Part II. Economic Unfairness: Revenge and Money
  • 3. Balancing the books: revenge, commercial mathematics, and the balance of trade
  • 4. Payback time: reward, retaliation, and the deluge of debt
  • 5. The goddess with the scales - and the blindfold
  • Part III. Political Unfairness: Revenge and Resistance
  • 6. ôA special inward commandmentö: the mid sixteenth century
  • 7. Resistance in the golden age of revenge plays
  • 8. Revenge and regicide: the Civil War era
  • Part IV. Social Unfairness: Vengeance and Equality
  • 9. Revenge and class warfare
  • 10. Quantification revisited: revenge and social equality
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index