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- DescriptionThis book's underlying claim is that English Renaissance tragedy addresses live issues in the experience of readers and spectators today: it is t a genre to be studied only for aesthetic or heritage reasons. The book considers the way in which tragedy in general, and English Renaissance tragedy in particular, addresses ideas of freedom, understood both from an individual and a sociopolitical perspective. Tragedy since the Greeks has addressed the constraints and necessities to which human life is subject (Fate, the gods, chance, the conflict between state and individual) as well as the human desire for automy and self-direction. In short, English Renaissance Tragedy: Ideas of Freedom shows how the tragic drama of Shakespeare's age addresses problems of freedom, slavery, and tyranny in ways that speak to us w.
- Author BiographyPeter Holbrook is Professor of Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature, University of Queensland, Australia and President of the International Shakespeare Association.
- Author(s)Peter Holbrook
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication24/09/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight383 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
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