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Issues of death : mortality and identity in English Renaissance tragedy

Author: Michael Neill
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Death, like most experiences that we think of as 'natural', is a product of the human imagination: all animals die, but only human beings suffer Death; and what they suffer is shaped by their own time and culture. Tragedy was one of the principal instruments through which the culture of early modern England imagined the encounter with mortality. The essays in this book approach the theatrical reinvention of Death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Neill
ISBN: 0198183860 9780198183860
OCLC Number: 37106725
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Michael Neill.
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An analysis of the major plays by Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Webster, Middleton and Ford, which explores the relation of tragedy to the macabre tradition, to the apocalyptic displays of the anatomy  Read more...

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