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Shakespeare : the tragedies

Author: John Russell Brown
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, ©2001.
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"This comprehensive and well-informed study is also a work of detection and reappraisal. Each tragedy is given individual attention both as a text and as a play to experience in performance. This enables the reader to follow step by step Shakespeare's long engagement with this theatrical form, from his early years of experiment until the concluding period of intense and sustained activity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Russell Brown
ISBN: 0333589564 9780333589564 0333589572 9780333589571
OCLC Number: 44133044
Description: viii, 370 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A theatre for tragedy --
Titus Andronicus : Shakespeare's first tragedy --
Popular tragedies and their audiences --
Richard the Third and Richard the Second : historical tragedies --
Romeo and Juliet : an innovative tragedy --
From King John to Julius Caesar : histories and heroes --
Julius Caesar : unsettling an audience --
Hamlet I : sources and contexts --
Hamlet II : stage action and audience reaction --
Othello : sexuality and difference --
King Lear : part one --
King Lear : part two --
Macbeth : power and the imagination --
Antony and Cleopatra : a view of greatness --
Coriolanus : power and uncertainty --
Timon of Athens : beyond tragedy.
Responsibility: John Russell Brown.
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