Tragedy: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

Tragedy: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

by Rebecca Bushnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405130210

ISBN-13: 9781405130219

Pub. Date: 01/14/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405130219
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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

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