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Tragedy : a Short Introduction.

Author: Rebecca Bushnell
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for readers who are eager to embrace it, but who often find the traditional masterpieces too distant from their own language and world. Argues that today's most popular television shows and films thrive on the type of violence, passion, madness, and catastrophe first introduced to the stage in fifth century Athens Offers selected case studies that exemplify the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bushnell, Rebecca.
Tragedy : A Short Introduction.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Bushnell
ISBN: 9780470765852 0470765852
OCLC Number: 1044725362
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; CHAPTER 1: Tragic Theaters; CHAPTER 2: Tragic Form and Language; CHAPTER 3: Tragic Plots; CHAPTER 4: Tragic Heroes; CHAPTER 5: Tragic History and Tragic Future; Plays Cited; Bibliography; Index.

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Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for readers who are eager to embrace it, but who often find the traditional masterpieces too distant from their own language and world. Argues that today's most popular television shows and films thrive on the type of violence, passion, madness, and catastrophe first introduced to the stage in fifth century Athens Offers selected case studies that exemplify the compelling qualities of tragedy Reviews the history of tragic performance and the qualities of the classic tragic hero, and clarifies the role of plot in defining traged Analyzes the difference between a tragedy, a catastrophe, and a mere unhappy ending Explores the past and future of the tragic form.

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