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Revenge tragedy and the drama of commemoration in reforming England / Thomas Rist.

  • Author

    Rist, Thomas, 1971-,

  • Date published

    2008

  • Publisher

    Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.

  • Subject

    Revenge in literature

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    English drama 17th century History and criticism

    English drama (Tragedy) History and criticism

    Death in literature

    Memorials in literature

  • Accession number

    83431470

  • Class

    81/RIS

  • ISBN

    9780754661528 (hbk.), 0754661520 (hbk.)

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    165 p. ; 22 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: "Outrage fits" : revenge and melodrama of mourning in The Spanish tragedy, Titus Andronicus and Hamlet. Summary, etc: Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. It shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic and Reformist genre, but one rooted in, and in dialogue with, traditional Catholic culture.