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Chaucerian tragedy

Author: Henry Ansgar Kelly
Publisher: Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 1997.
Series: Chaucer studies, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposing Chaucer as the inventor of modern tragedy, this work argues that he defined it and produced a memorable example of it in "Troilus and Criseyde"; that his lead was followed by later authors;  Read more...

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Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert Henryson; John Lydgate
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ansgar Kelly
ISBN: 0859915050 9780859915052
OCLC Number: 503234260
Description: 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Background: Boccaccio's non-tragedies; tragedy an obsolete dramatic genre; examples of illustrious men. Part 2 Chaucer on tragedy: "tragedy" in late-medieval England; a narrative genre; the lessons of tragedy; from dystopia to eutopia. Part 3 The tragedy of Troilus: establishing prosperity; future contingents; outrageous fortune; terminal misery; Troilus in receivership. Part 4 Lydgate on tragedy: the dramatic tragedy of old Troy; contemporary narrative tragedies. Part 5 Lydgate's fallen princes: Bochas in English - the first phase; the criminous tragedies of Book 2; fallings off and beginnings anew; the long goodbye. Part 6 Henryson's tragedy of Cresseid: a singular tragedy; public promiscuity vs secret shame; Cresseid's ugly vision - an action dream; the disappearance of the gods and the complaint against Fortune; reasons and morals.
Series Title: Chaucer studies, 24.
Responsibility: Henry Ansgar Kelly.

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