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Description - Tragedy by Rebecca W. Bushnell

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. * 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405130219
ISBN-10: 1405130210
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 152
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

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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.

Books By Rebecca W. Bushnell

Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca W. Bushnell
Paperback, March 2009
Tragedy by Rebecca W. Bushnell
Hardback, November 2007
Green Desire by Rebecca W. Bushnell
Hardback, August 2003