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The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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    Emma Smith(Author)
Featuring essays by major international scholars, this Companion combines analysis of themes crucial to Renaissance tragedy with the interpretation of canonical and frequently taught texts. Part I introduces key topics, such as religion, revenge, and the family, and discusses modern performance traditions on stage and screen. Bridging this section with Part II is a chapter which engages with Shakespeare. It tackles Shakespeare's generic distinctiveness and how our familiarity with Shakespearean tragedy affects our appreciation of the tragedies of his contemporaries. Individual essays in Part II introduce and contribute to important critical conversations about specific tragedies. Topics include The Revenger's Tragedy and the theatrics of original sin, Arden of Faversham and the preternatural, and The Duchess of Malfi and the erotics of literary form. Providing fresh readings of key texts, the Companion is an essential guide for all students of Renaissance tragedy.

"This collection will be valuable both to specialists in English Renaissance tragedy and to readers new to the field." -MARISSA GREENBERG,University of New Mexico".. consists of essays on general topics, with emphasis on a wider range of plays than usual."-- Studies in English Literature

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  • PDF | 294 pages
  • Emma Smith(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (12 Aug. 2010)
  • English
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  • Music, Stage & Screen

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  • By JennyWestYorkshire on 6 March 2013

    Exactly what you would expect from a Cambridge Companion - thorough and useful from A Level to Degree. Would recommend to students and teachers.

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