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The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

George Oppitz-Trotman

Abstract

Charting a new course between performance studies and literary criticism, this book discovers a poetics of figuration in English tragic drama. It demonstrates that our recognition of the dramatic person in printed drama of the early modern period is involved in the terms on which those plays were first realized in the theatre. Since many such tragedies challenge and confuse the straightforward discernment of dramatic character, a strong distinction between performance studies and literary criticism breaks down in the course of an attentive reading. In the past this problem of recognition was a ... More

Keywords: tragedy, metatheatre, revenge, figuration, phenomenology, early modern theatre, Renaissance drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474441711
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441711.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Oppitz-Trotman, author