Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

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Abstract

Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Examining the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic and Reformist genre, but one rooted in, and in dialogue with, traditional Catholic culture. Arguing its tragedies are bound to the age's funerary performances, it provides a new view of the contemporary theatre and especially its role in the religious upheavals of the period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot, United Kingdom
PublisherAshgate
Number of pages165
ISBN (Print)9780754661528, 0754661520
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Performance and Early Modern Drama
PublisherAshgate

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Drama
Revenge
England
Tragedy
Commemoration
Reformation
Reformist
Social History
Religion
William Shakespeare

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Rist, T. C. K. (2008). Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England. (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama). Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate .

Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England. / Rist, Thomas Charles Kenelm.

Aldershot, United Kingdom : Ashgate , 2008. 165 p. (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama).

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Rist, TCK 2008, Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama, Ashgate , Aldershot, United Kingdom.
Rist TCK. Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate , 2008. 165 p. (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama).
Rist, Thomas Charles Kenelm. / Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England. Aldershot, United Kingdom : Ashgate , 2008. 165 p. (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama).
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