Description - A Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca Bushnell
A 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 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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Author Biography - Rebecca 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).