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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies
     

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

by Janette Dillon
 

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ISBN-10: 0521674921

ISBN-13: 9780521674928

Pub. Date: 07/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Macbeth clutches an imaginary dagger; Hamlet holds up Yorick's skull; Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms. Do these memorable and iconic moments have anything to tell us about the definition of Shakespearean tragedy? Is it in fact helpful to talk about 'Shakespearean tragedy' as a concept, or are there only Shakespearean tragedies? What kind of figure is the

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Macbeth clutches an imaginary dagger; Hamlet holds up Yorick's skull; Lear enters with Cordelia in his arms. Do these memorable and iconic moments have anything to tell us about the definition of Shakespearean tragedy? Is it in fact helpful to talk about 'Shakespearean tragedy' as a concept, or are there only Shakespearean tragedies? What kind of figure is the tragic hero? Is there always such a figure? What makes some plays more tragic than others? Beginning with a discussion of tragedy before Shakespeare and considering Shakespeare's tragedies chronologically one by one, this 2007 book seeks to investigate such questions in a way that highlights both the distinctiveness and shared concerns of each play within the broad trajectory of Shakespeare's developing exploration of tragic form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521674928
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Tragedy before Shakespeare; 2. Titus Andronicus; 3. Romeo and Juliet; 4. Julius Caesar; 5. Hamlet; 6. Othello; 7. Timon of Athens; 8. King Lear; 9. Macbeth; 10. Antony and Cleopatra; 11. Coriolanus.

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