Tragedy (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
152
Utgivningsdatum
2007-11-01
Upplaga
1
Förlag
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 10 mm
Vikt
238 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781405130219
Tragedy (häftad)

Tragedy

A Short Introduction

Häftad Engelska, 2007-11-01
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Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for readers who are eager to embrace it, but who often find the traditional masterpieces too distant from their own language and world. * Argues that today's most popular television shows and films thrive on the type of violence, passion, madness, and catastrophe first introduced to the stage in fifth century Athens * Offers selected case studies that exemplify the compelling qualities of tragedy * Reviews the history of tragic performance and the qualities of the classic tragic hero, and clarifies the role of plot in defining traged * Analyzes the difference between a tragedy, a catastrophe, and a mere unhappy ending * Explores the past and future of the tragic form
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Fler böcker av Rebecca Bushnell

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Rebecca Bushnell is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She edited A Companion to Tragedy and authored Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens, A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice, Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance, and Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays.

Innehållsförteckning

List of Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Preface. Chapter 1. Tragic Theaters. Chapter 2. Tragic Form and Language. Chapter 3. Tragic Plots. Chapter 4. Tragic Heroes. Chapter 5. Tragic History and Tragic Future. Plays Cited. Bibliography. Index