The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance tragedy /

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Imprint:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature.
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.
Renaissance -- England.
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Other authors / contributors:Smith, Emma (Emma Josephine), editor.
Sullivan, Garrett A., Jr, editor.
ISBN:9780511778155 (ebook)
9780521519373 (hardback)
9780521734646 (paperback)
Notes:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015).
Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: 9780521519373