A Companion to Tragedy
Edited by Rebecca W. Bushnell
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Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca W. Bushnell
Book DescriptionA Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405192460
(243mm x 171mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rebecca W. Bushnell
Tragedy, Hardback (November 2007)
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.
Companion to Tragedy, Hardback (April 2005)
Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity. This book considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history. It offers an assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy.
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Author Biography - Rebecca W. Bushnell
Rebecca Bushnell is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her previous publications include Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays (1988), Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance (1990), A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice (1996), and Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens (2003).
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