By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

ISBN-10: 0470996536

ISBN-13: 9780470996539

ISBN-10: 063122632X

ISBN-13: 9780631226321

The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, deals a uniquely entire picture of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems to be at Shakespeare’s tragedies.

  • Contains unique essays on each Shakespearean tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus.
  • Includes 13 extra essays on such themes as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on movie, Shakespeare's tragedies of affection, Hamlet in functionality, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.
  • Brings jointly new essays from a various, foreign team of students.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A spouse to Shakespeare (1999), which taken with Shakespeare as an writer in his old context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare reviews.

Chapter 1 “A rarity so much beloved”: Shakespeare and the assumption of Tragedy (pages 5–22): David Scott Kastan
Chapter 2 The Tragedies of Shakespeare's Contemporaries (pages 23–46): Martin Coyle
Chapter three Minds in corporation: Shakespearean Tragic feelings (pages 47–72): Katherine Rowe
Chapter five The Divided Tragic Hero (pages 73–94): Catherine Belsey
Chapter five Disjointed instances and Half?Remembered Truths in Shakespearean Tragedy (pages 95–108): Philippa Berry
Chapter 6 examining Shakespeare's Tragedies of affection: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra in Early glossy England (pages 108–133): Sasha Roberts
Chapter 7 Hamlet Productions Starring Beale, Hawke, and Darling From the viewpoint of functionality historical past (pages 134–157): Bernice W. Kliman
Chapter eight textual content and Tragedy (pages 158–177): Graham Holderness
Chapter nine Shakespearean Tragedy and non secular identification (pages 178–198): Richard C. McCoy
Chapter 10 Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies (pages 199–218): Gordon Braden
Chapter eleven Tragedy and Geography (pages 219–240): Jerry Brotton
Chapter 12 vintage movie models of Shakespeare's Tragedies: A replicate for the days (pages 241–261): Kenneth S. Rothwell
Chapter thirteen modern movie types of the Tragedies (page 262): Mark Thornton Burnett
Chapter 14 Titus Andronicus: A Time for Race and Revenge (pages 284–302): Ian Smith
Chapter 15 “There is not any global with out Verona walls”: town in Romeo and Juliet (pages 303–318): Naomi Conn Liebler
Chapter sixteen “He that thou knowest thine”: Friendship and repair in Hamlet (pages 319–338): Michael Neil
Chapter 17 Julius Caesar (pages 339–356): Rebecca W. Bushnell
Chapter 18 Othello and the matter of Blackness (pages 357–374): Kim F. Hall
Chapter 19 King Lear (pages 375–392): Kiernan Ryan
Chapter 20 Macbeth, the current, and the prior (pages 393–410): Kathleen McLuskie
Chapter 21 The Politics of Empathy in Antony and Cleopatra: A View from under (pages 411–429): Jyotsna G. Singh
Chapter 22 Timon of Athens: The Dialectic of Usury, Nihilism, and paintings (pages 430–451): Hugh Grady
Chapter 23 Coriolanus and the Politics of Theatrical excitement (pages 452–472): Cynthia Marshall

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The vehicle for this suffering is the soliloquy, which comes to serve as a sign both of tragedy and of the tragic protagonist, operating as a special moment in the play and as something distinctive to the genre, though not, of course, limited to it. Part of the effect of the soliloquy, as has often been noted, is to create a sympathy with the central figure, but also, in the case of The Spanish Tragedy, to reposition the audience politically. Issues of law and violence, we see through Hieronimo’s impassioned analyses, become the responsibility not of the state machine but of individual judgment (Kinney 1999: 49).

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These complex effects A Woman Killed labors to make mundane, as if they are too shocking to be shown. Sex, therefore, is made comic through the servant Nicholas spying on Anne and Wendoll, while the death of Anne is made merely tearful. Constantly A Woman Killed seeks to reduce the tragic, including the language of tragedy, to the ordinary. V Arden of Faversham and A Woman Killed with Kindness, together with Othello, place woman at the center of tragedy in a new way. Marlowe and Kyd have women characters, but their plays are male and heroic.

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