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Published: 01 December 2015

336 Pages | Numerous black-and-white halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198749165

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What Was Tragedy?

Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Blair Hoxby

  • Offers a new critical approach to tragedy and the tragic.
  • Sheds new light on early modern conceptions of tragedy.
  • Provides alternative approaches to masterpieces by Shakespeare, Calderon, Corneille, Racine, Milton, and Mozart.
  • Illuminates the hidden assumptions and peculiar blind-spots of thecritical tradition.