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The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy


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Preface; Chronology; Part I. Themes: 1. Renaissance tragedy: theories and antecedents Mike Pincombe; 2. Tragedy, family and household Catherine Richardson; 3. Tragedy and the nation state Andrew Hadfield; 4. Tragedy and religion Alison Shell; 5. Tragedy and revenge Tanya Pollard; 6. Tragic subjectivities Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr; 7. Tragic forms Lucy Munro; 8. Tragedy and performance Lois Potter; 9. Renaissance tragedy on film: defying mainstream Shakespeare Pascale Aebischer; 10. Shakespeare and early modern tragedy Emma Smith; Part II. Readings: 11. The Spanish Tragedy and metatheatre Gregory M. Colon Semenza; 12. Dr Faustus: dramaturgy and disturbance Mark Thornton Burnett; 13. Edward II: Marlowe, tragedy and the sublime Patrick Cheney; 14. Arden of Faversham: tragic action at a distance Mary Floyd-Wilson; 15. The Revenger's Tragedy: original sin and the allures of vengeance Heather Hirschfield; 16. The Tragedy of Mariam: legitimacy and maternal authority Mary Beth Rose; 17. The Changeling and the dynamics of ugliness Gordon McMullan; 18. The Duchess of Malfi: tragedy and gender Judith Haber; 19. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore: the play of intertextuality Emily C. Bartels.

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Introducing the reader to important topics in English Renaissance tragedy, this Companion presents fresh readings of key texts.

About the Author

Emma Smith is Fellow and Tutor in English at Hertford College, University of Oxford. Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr is Professor of English at Penn State University.


"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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