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Four Revenge Tragedies By Katharine Eisaman Maus

Four Revenge Tragedies by Katharine Eisaman Maus

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This volume contains four classic examples of the "revenge tragedy", which flourished in Britain in the late-16th to the early-17th centuries. Each play in this collection deals with fundamental moral questions about justice and the individual, while registering the strains of life.

Four Revenge Tragedies Summary

Four Revenge Tragedies: "Spanish Tragedy", "Revenger's Tragedy", "Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois", "Atheist's Tragedy" by Katharine Eisaman Maus

The Revenge Tragedy flourished in Britain in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy helped to establish the popularity of the genre, and it was followed by The Revenger's Tragedy , published anonymously and ascribed first to Cyril Tourneur and then to Thomas Middleton. George Chapman's The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois and Tourneur's The Atheist's Tragedy appeared soon after. Each of the four plays printed here defines the problems of the revenge genre, often by exploiting its conventions in unexpected directions. All deal with fundamental moral questions about the meaning of justice and the lengths to which victimized individuals may go to obtain it, while registering the strains of life in a rigid but increasingly fragile social hierarchy. Under the General Editoriship of Dr Michael Cordner, of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation. This book is intended for students of Revenge Tragedy from sixth-form level upwards.

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GOR003123439
9780192826336
0192826336
Four Revenge Tragedies: "Spanish Tragedy", "Revenger's Tragedy", "Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois", "Atheist's Tragedy" by Katharine Eisaman Maus
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Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-03-01
463
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