The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

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by Claire McEachern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521793599

ISBN-13: 9780521793599

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has

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This revised and updated Companion acquaints the student reader with the forms, contexts, critical and theatrical lives of the ten plays considered to be Shakespeare's tragedies. Thirteen essays, written by leading scholars in Britain and North America, address the ways in which Shakespearean tragedy originated, developed and diversified, as well as how it has fared on stage, as text and in criticism. Topics covered include the literary precursors of Shakespeare's tragedies, cultural backgrounds, sub-genres and receptions of the plays. The book examines the four major tragedies and, in addition, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Timon of Athens. Essays in this new edition have been fully revised to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship, the bibliography has been extensively updated, and four new chapters have been included, discussing Shakespearean form, Shakespeare and philosophy, Shakespeare's tragedies in performance, and Shakespeare and religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Chronology
List of abbreviations
1What is a Shakespearean tragedy?1
2The language of tragedy23
3Tragedy in Shakespeare's career50
4Shakespearean tragedy printed and performed69
5Religion and Shakespearean tragedy86
6Tragedy and political authority103
7Gender and family123
8The tragic subject and its passions142
9Tragedies of revenge and ambition160
10Shakespeare's tragedies of love182
11Shakespeare's classical tragedies204
12The critical reception of Shakespeare's tragedies224
13Antony and Cleopatra in the theatre241
Select bibliography264
Index272

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