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Revenge tragedy and the drama of commemoration in reforming England

Author: Thomas Rist
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Examining the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic and Reformist genre, but one rooted in, and in dialogue with,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Rist
ISBN: 9780754661528 0754661520
OCLC Number: 124031866
Description: 165 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Revenge Tragedy: Critical Issues --
Dead and Performative Religio-Politics at the 'Change of Religion' --
Mourning and its Aesthetics at the 'Change of Religion' --
1. 'Outrage Fits': Revenge and the 'Melodrama' of Mourning in The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus and Hamlet --
Spanish Tragedy, c. 1586-1587 --
Titus Andronicus, c. 1592 --
Hamlet, c.1600, revised 1600-1604 --
2. Funerary Theatre: Mourning, Antonio's Revenge and Paul's Theatre --
3. Melodrama and Parody: Remembering the Dead in The Revenger's Tragedy, The Atheist s Tragedy, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi --
Revenger's Tragedy, c.1606 --
Atheist's Tragedy, c.1611 --
While Devil, c.1613 --
Duchess of Malfi, c.1613.
Series Title: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Responsibility: Thomas Rist.
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Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. It shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic  Read more...

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