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This book covers the development of tragedy as a dramatic genre from its earliest examples in the 1560's until the closure of the theatres in 1642. It traces the astonishingly diverse range of tragedies as they were influenced by the growth of public and private theatre venues in London. Tragedy was the most popular and the most diverse of theatrical genres during the English Renaissance; it was also the most disruptive and subversive. For Shakespeare and his contemporaries, tragedy reaches kings and queens and everyday person alike. Tragedy has rules, but these were rules that playwrights were ready to trouble and transform to meet changes in society and politics, in theatre venue, and in audience demand.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Renaissance Dramatists
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Goran Stanivukovic & John H. Cameron
Street Date: April 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-6476
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