A Short Introduction
By (author) Rebecca W. Bushnell
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Tragedy by Rebecca W. Bushnell
Book DescriptionTragedy: 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405130219
(229mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rebecca W. Bushnell
Companion to Tragedy, Paperback (March 2009)
A wide-ranging exploration of the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Broad in its scope and ambition. Features essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy. Considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history.
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.
Green Desire, Hardback (August 2003)» View all books by Rebecca W. Bushnell
For Rebecca Bushnell, English gardening books tell a fascinating tale of the human love for plants and our will to make them do as we wish. These books powerfully evoke the desires of gardeners: they show us gardeners who, like poets, imagine not just...
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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. She edited A Companion to Tragedy and authored Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens, A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice, Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance, and Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays.
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