Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008.
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
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.