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Shakespeare's tragedies : violation and identity / Alexander Leggatt.

  • Author

    Leggatt, Alexander.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    [Cambridge] : Cambridge University Press, [2005].

  • Subject

    Violence in literature

    Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Tragedies Criticism and interpretation.

Summary, etc: Alexander Leggatt traces the linked themes of violation and identity through seven Shakespearean tragedies, and shows that violation can be involved in the most innocent-looking acts, that words can be weapons, that interpretation itself can be a form ofdamage.