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Revenge tragedy

Author: Stevie Simkin
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, ©2001.
Series: New casebooks (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Revenge has been a preoccupation in all societies from ancient times to the present day. In Western culture, the revenge plot has been one of the linchpins of narrative structure; it is central to much Greek tragedy and was immensely popular in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. In this volume Stevie Simkin has collected essays on five plays which are representative of the revenge tragedy genre: The Spanish Tragedy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stevie Simkin
ISBN: 0333922379 9780333922378 0333922360 9780333922361 0333693450 9780333693452
OCLC Number: 45446520
Notes: "Contemporary critical essays"--Cover.
Description: ix, 268 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tragedy and state / J.W. Lever --
Women's division of experience / Ania Loomba --
Theatre and the scaffold : death as spectacle in The Spanish Tragedy / Molly Easo Smith --
The Spanish Tragedy, or, the machiavel's revenge / Katharine Eisaman Maus --
The Revenger's Tragedy : providence, parody and black camp / Jonathan Dollimore --
'For show or useless property' : necrophilia and The Revenger's Tragedy / Karin S. Coddon --
'As tame as the ladies' : politics and gender in The Changeling / Cristina Malcolmson --
'I'll want my will else' : The Changeling and women's complicity with their rapists / Deborah G. Burks --
Gender, rhetoric and performance in The White Devil / Christina Luckyj --
'Tis Pity She's a Whore : representing the incentuous body / Susan J. Wiseman --
'What strange riddle's this?' : deciphering 'Tis Pity She's a Whore / Michael Neill.
Series Title: New casebooks (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Stevie Simkin.
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