This comprehensive and well-informed study is also a work of detection and reappraisal. Each tragedy is considered both as a text and as a play to experience in performance. Shakespeare's engagement with this form of drama is followed step-by-step until its concluding years of intense activity. No theory of tragedy emerges, but rather an increasing ability to maintain and communicate a clear-eyed perception of a changing and often violent society in which action is stronger than words or conscious intention.
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Author Biography - John Russell Brown
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN is a Research Consultant for Middlesex University and has written many books on Shakespeare, including Discovering Shakespeare and William Shakespeare: Writing for Performance.