The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy

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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.Yet his fate, whether in the form of life-sized wooden puppets, human devils or his own animated face talking back to him ... The film starts by using doggerel verse derived from puppet theatre and gradually moves towards entrapping Faust inanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy
Author:Emma Smith, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2010-08-12


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