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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405192460
ISBN-10: 1405192461
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 171mm x 30mm)
Pages: 568
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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).

Books By Rebecca Bushnell

Companion to Tragedy by Rebecca Bushnell
Hardback, April 2005
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