The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance tragedy
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsEnglish Renaissance tragedy: theories and antecedents / Mike Pincombe
Tragedy, family and household / Catherine Richardson
Tragedy and the nation state / Andrew Hadfield
Tragedy and religion / Alison Shell
Tragedy and revenge / Tanya Pollard
Tragic subjectivities / Garrett A. Sullivan Jr
Tragic forms / Lucy Munro
Tragedy and performance / Lois Potter
Renaissance tragedy on film: defying mainstream Shakespeare / Pascale Aebischer
Shakespeare and early modern tragedy / Emma Smith
The Spanish tragedy and metatheatre / Gregory M. Colón Semenza
Doctor Faustus: dramaturgy and disturbance / Mark Thornton Burnett
Edward II: Marlowe, tragedy and the sublime / Patrick Cheney
Arden of Faversham: tragic action at a distance / Mary Floyd-Wilson
The Revenger's tragedy: original sin and the allures of vengeance / Heather Hirschfield
The Tragedy of Mariam: political legitimacy and maternal authority / Mary Beth Rose
The Changeling and the dynamics of ugliness / Gordon McMullan
The Duchess of Malfi: tragedy and gender / Judith Haber
'Tis pity she's a whore: the play of intertextuality / Emily C. Bartels.
|Series||Cambridge companions to topics.|
-- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
-- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Renaissance -- England.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, UK ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2010
|Other Titles|| English Renaissance tragedy
(Emma Josephine), editor.
Sullivan, Garrett A., Jr., editor.
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.