English Renaissance Tragedy: Ideas of Freedom

English Renaissance Tragedy: Ideas of Freedom

by Peter Holbrook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472572813
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/24/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Peter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature, University of
Queensland, Australia and President of the International Shakespeare Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Chronology of Authors and Works

Note on the Texts

PART ONE: TRAGEDY AND FREEDOM

Introduction

The Tragic Genre

Tragedy: Freedom, Order, and Tyranny

Freedom, Tyranny, and Order in the English Renaissance

The Rhetoric of Disenchantment

Going to the Theatre in Shakespeare's London

PART TWO: PURSUING FREEDOM IN ENGLISH RENAISSANCE TRAGEDY

Gorboduc
Tamburlaine, Parts One and Two
Doctor Faustus
The Jew of Malta
Edward II
Arden of Faversham
Hamlet
Othello
King Lear
Antony and Cleopatra
The Revenger's Tragedy
The White Devil
The Duchess of Malfi
The Changeling
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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