French Renaissance Tragedy
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French Renaissance Tragedy by Gillian Jondorf
Book DescriptionThe principle aim of this 1990 book is to encourage readers to find pleasure in sixteenth-century tragedies. To this end, Gillian Jondorf examines a range of plays (all accessible in modern editions) in two ways. She suggests, by means of comparisons with other works, that techniques such as allusiveness need be no more forbidding in humanist tragedy than in, say, Racine or Lamartine. She shows how other features, such as characterization, structure, and the use of Choruses, become not only comprehensible but satisfying when the guiding theme or idee maitresse of a play has been identified and its organizing principles understood. Dr Jondorf argues that these plays should be seen not as pardonably clumsy experiments by the first practitioners of a genre, but as competent works which display skilful deployment of technique in the service of dramatic aims which are, in the broadest sense, didactic. French Renaissance tragedy has too often been treated, even by its defenders, merely as a staging post on the road that leads to Corneille and Racine. This book corrects that perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025584
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gillian Jondorf
Robert Garnier and the Themes of Political Tragedy in the Sixteenth Century, Paperback (January 2012)
In this 1969 text Mrs Jondorf studies Robert Garnier as a sixteenth-century writer, attuned to the thought and art of his own time.
Racine: Phedre, Paperback (October 1994)
This introductory study presents Racine's Phedre as the culmination of French classical tragedy.
French Renaissance Tragedy, Hardback (October 1990)» View all books by Gillian Jondorf
The principle aim of this 1990 book is to encourage readers to find pleasure in sixteenth-century tragedies.
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