Revenge Tragedy (New Casebooks) (Paperback)

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In this volume Stevie Simkin has collected essays on five plays which are representative of the genre of revenge tragedy: The Spanish Tragedy, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Changeling, The White Devil and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore. These plays are a rich source of ideas about Renaissance society and politics; recurrent issues include sexuality, the complex relations of gender and power, and the relationship between the individual and the state. The collection as a whole demonstrates a variety of recent critical approaches to the genre, including feminist, psychoanalytic, new historicist and cultural materialist viewpoints, inspiring students to revisit these plays and to engage directly with the politics of past and present, and the ways in which they interrelate.

About the Author

STEVIE SIMKIN is Senior Lecturer in Drama in the School of Community and Performing Arts at King Alfred's College, WInchester.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780333922361
ISBN-10: 0333922360
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: June 12th, 2001
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: New Casebooks
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