Book Four Revenge Tragedies

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  • Author : Katharine Eisaman Maus
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780192838780
  • Pages : 468 pages

Download or read Four Revenge Tragedies PDF, written by Katharine Eisaman Maus and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Each of the four plays here defines the problems of the revenge genre, and deals with fundamental moral questions about justice and the individual, while registering the strains of life in an increasingly fragile social hierarchy.

Book Four Revenge Tragedies

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  • Author : Thomas Kyd
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-05-08
  • ISBN : 1472573587
  • Pages : 600 pages

Download or read Four Revenge Tragedies PDF, written by Thomas Kyd and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Francis Bacon described revenge as a 'kind of wild justice'. Then as now, early modern playwrights and their theatre-going public were fascinated by the anarchic energies that a desire for retribution unleashes. Rather than rehearsing familiar conventions, each of these plays presents a unique social and cultural milieu where dark fantasies of revenge are variously played out. In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy a grieving father seeks public justice for the murder of his son by envious princelings. When his attempts are thwarted he turns a court spectacle of murder into the 'real' thing. Blackly comic in its tone and style, The Revenger's Tragedy (anon.) presents vengeance as mimetic art, witty and cruel. Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore represents an innovative re-working of the genre as a brother's love for his sister leads to his spectacular revenge on his rival, her husband, in a society in which brutal retaliation for perceived wrong is the norm. In Webster's The White Devil crimes of passion ignite revenge in the courts of the Italian city states. This student edition contains fully annotated, modernized texts of each play together with an introduction discussing the dramatic and poetic style of each play, focusing on its action and play of ideas.

Book Four Revenge Tragedies

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  • Author : Thomas Kyd
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-05-08
  • ISBN : 1472573579
  • Pages : 600 pages

Download or read Four Revenge Tragedies PDF, written by Thomas Kyd and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Francis Bacon described revenge as a 'kind of wild justice'. Then as now, early modern playwrights and their theatre-going public were fascinated by the anarchic energies that a desire for retribution unleashes. Rather than rehearsing familiar conventions, each of these plays presents a unique social and cultural milieu where dark fantasies of revenge are variously played out. In Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy a grieving father seeks public justice for the murder of his son by envious princelings. When his attempts are thwarted he turns a court spectacle of murder into the 'real' thing. Blackly comic in its tone and style, The Revenger's Tragedy (anon.) presents vengeance as mimetic art, witty and cruel. Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore represents an innovative re-working of the genre as a brother's love for his sister leads to his spectacular revenge on his rival, her husband, in a society in which brutal retaliation for perceived wrong is the norm. In Webster's The White Devil crimes of passion ignite revenge in the courts of the Italian city states. This student edition contains fully annotated, modernized texts of each play together with an introduction discussing the dramatic and poetic style of each play, focusing on its action and play of ideas.

Book Revenge Tragedy

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  • Author : Stevie Simkin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • ISBN : 0230213979
  • Pages : 268 pages

Download or read Revenge Tragedy PDF, written by Stevie Simkin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-14 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revenge has been an issue in all societies from ancient times to the present day. In western culture, the revenge plot has been one of the linchpins of narrative structure, it is central to much Greek tragedy and was immensely popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres. In this volume Stevie Simkin has collected essays on five plays which are representative of this genre: The Spanish Tragedy, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Changeling, The White Devil and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore. These plays are a rich source of ideas about Renaissance society and politics; recurrent issues include sexuality, the complex relations of gender and power, and the relationship between the individual and the state. The collection as a whole demonstrates a variety of recent critical approaches to the genre, including feminist, psychoanalytic, new historicist and cultural materialist viewpoints, inspiring students to revisit these plays and to engage directly with the politics of the past and present, and the ways in which they interrelate.

Book The Revenger s Tragedy  A Critical Reader

Download or read The Revenger s Tragedy A Critical Reader PDF, written by Brian Walsh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms. The play is notable for its piercing insight into human depravity, its savage humour, and its florid theatricality. This collection of new essays offers students an invaluable overview of the play's critical and performance history as well as four critical essays offering a range of new perspectives.

Book Shakespeare  Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law

Download or read Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law PDF, written by Derek Dunne and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-12 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, the first to trace revenge tragedy's evolving dialogue with early modern law, draws on changing laws of evidence, food riots, piracy, and debates over royal prerogative. By taking the genre's legal potential seriously, it opens up the radical critique embedded in the revenge tragedies of Kyd, Shakespeare, Marston, Chettle and Middleton.

Book Revenge Tragedies of the Renaissance

Download or read Revenge Tragedies of the Renaissance PDF, written by Janet Clare and published by Northcote House Pub Limited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores revenge plays by major playwrights of the English Renaissance - notably by Thomas Kyd, William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, John Marston and John Webster

Book Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre

Download or read Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre PDF, written by K. Wetmore and published by Springer. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre is a collection of essays that both explores the tradition of revenge drama in Japan and compares that tradition with that in European Renaissance drama. Why are the two great plays of each tradition, plays regarded as defining their nations and eras, Kanadehon Chushingura and Hamlet, both revenge plays? What do the revenge dramas of Europe and Japan tell us about the periods that produced them and how have they been modernized to speak to contemporary audiences? By interrogating the manifestation of evil women, ghosts, satire, parody, and censorship, contributors such as Leonard Pronko, J. Thomas Rimer, Carol Sorgenfrei, Laurence Kominz explore these issues.

Book Renaissance Revivals

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  • Author : Wendy Griswold
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1986-10
  • ISBN : 9780226309231
  • Pages : 328 pages

Download or read Renaissance Revivals PDF, written by Wendy Griswold and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1986-10 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Renaissance Revivals examines patterns in the London revivals of two English Renaissance theatre genres over the past four centuries. Griswold's focus on revenge tragedies and city comedies illuminates the ongoing interaction between society and its cultural products. No cultural object is ever created anew, she argues, but is instead constructed from existing cultural genres and conventions, the visions and professional needs of the artist, and the interests of an audience. Thus, every "new play" is in part a renaissance and every "revival" is in part an entirely new cultural object.

Book Four Restoration Libertine Plays

Download or read Four Restoration Libertine Plays PDF, written by Deborah Payne Fisk and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-04-14 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Shadwell, The Libertine * George Etherege, The Man of Mode * Thomas Durfey, A Fond Husband * Thomas Otway, Friendship in Fashion These four plays in the Oxford English Drama series capture the range of responses to the fashionable and daring libertine movement in the second half of the seventeenth century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in Fashion are lesser-known comic gems of the Restoration stage; The Man of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's experimental and dark version of the Don Juan story. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. There is a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography which together illuminate the plays' cultural context and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should shape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University

Book Revenge Tragedies

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  • Author : Bente A. Videbaek
  • Publisher : College Pub
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780967912158
  • Pages : 772 pages

Download or read Revenge Tragedies PDF, written by Bente A. Videbaek and published by College Pub. This book was released on 2003 with total page 772 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Family and the State in Early Modern Revenge Drama

Download or read Family and the State in Early Modern Revenge Drama PDF, written by Chris McMahon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-11-27 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, McMahon considers Early Modern revenge plays from a political science perspective, paying particular attention to the construction of family and state institutions. Plays set for close study are The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Malcontent and The Duchess of Malfi. The plays are read as unique events occupying positions in historical process concerning the privatisation of the family (by means of symbolism and concrete household strategies such as budgeting and surveillance) and the subsequent appropriation of the family and its methods by the state. The effect is that family becomes an unofficial organ of the state. This process, however, also involves the reform of the state along lines demanded by the private family. McMahon’s critical method, derived from the theory of Bourdieu, Bataille, and Girard, maps capital transactions to reveal emotionally charged, often idiosyncratic responses to issues of shared concern. Such issues include state corruption, the management of women, the performance of roles according to gender, the uses of surveillance, and the ethics of sacrifice.

Book Shakespeare s Domestic Tragedies

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  • Author : Emma Whipday
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-28
  • ISBN : 1108614787
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Shakespeare s Domestic Tragedies PDF, written by Emma Whipday and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Domestic tragedy was an innovative genre, suggesting that the lives and sufferings of ordinary people were worthy of the dramatic scope of tragedy. In this compelling study, Whipday revises the narrative of Shakespeare's plays to show how this genre, together with neglected pamphlets, ballads, and other forms of 'cheap print' about domestic violence, informed some of Shakespeare's greatest works. Providing a significant reappraisal of Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, the book argues that domesticity is central to these plays: they stage how societal and familial pressures shape individual agency; how the integrity of the house is associated with the body of the housewife; and how household transgressions render the home permeable. Whipday demonstrates that Shakespeare not only appropriated constructions of the domestic from domestic tragedies, but that he transformed the genre, using heightened language, foreign settings, and elite spheres to stage familiar domestic worlds.

Book The Spanish Tragedy

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  • Author : Thomas Rist
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • ISBN : 1472522842
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read The Spanish Tragedy PDF, written by Thomas Rist and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Spanish Tragedy was the first 'revenge tragedy' on the English Renaissance stage: but for its influence, major dramas including The Revenger's Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi and even Hamlet would not exist as they do. It is thus a key text for the study of Renaissance drama and normally appears in introductory undergraduate courses on Renaissance drama and Shakespeare. Despite its initial smash-hit status, after the closing of the theatres in 1642 the play was only once performed in Britain before its gradual revival in the 20th century. Following its first professional performance in 1973, the play has come to be recognised as a Renaissance classic, receiving frequent performance. This volume will bring together its most insightful and influential modern scholars to produce an edition read both by experts in the field and lovers of Thomas Kyd's drama.

Book The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth century Literature  Philosophy  and Theology

Download or read The Purple Island and Anatomy in Early Seventeenth century Literature Philosophy and Theology PDF, written by Peter Mitchell and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2007 with total page 722 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sets out to reconstruct and analyze the rationality of Phineas Fletcher's use of figurality in The Purple Island (1633) - a poetic allegory of human anatomy. This book demonstrates that the analogies and metaphors of literary works share coherence and consistency with anatomy textbooks.

Book Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections

Download or read Ottemiller s Index to Plays in Collections PDF, written by John Henry Ottemiller and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 833 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.