A Companion to Tragedy

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Rebecca Bushnell
Wiley, 13.05.2005 - 572 Seiten
A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture.
  • Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
  • Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
  • Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history
  • Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades

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Über den Autor (2005)

Rebecca Bushnell is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her previous publications include Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles’ Theban Plays (1988), Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance (1990), A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice (1996), and Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens (2003).

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