French origins of English tragedy /

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Author / Creator:Hillman, Richard, 1949-
Imprint:Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Description:111 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject:English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama (Tragedy) -- French influences.
English drama.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
English drama (Tragedy)
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780719082764 (hbk.)
0719082765 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [97]-104) and index.
Summary:Richard Hillman applies to tragic patterns and practices in early modern England his long-standing critical preoccupation with English-French cultural connections in the period. He focuses on distinctive elements that emerge within the English tragedy of the 1590s and early 1600s.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Textual note
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. On the generic cusp: Richard II, La Guisiade and the invention of tragic heroes
  • 3. Out of their classical depth: from pathos to bathos in early English tragedy; or, the comedy of terrors
  • 4. Staging the Judith jinx: heads or tales?
  • Works cited
  • Index