Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy Michael Neill

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Published: July 3rd 1997

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424 pages


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Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy  by  Michael Neill

Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy by Michael Neill
July 3rd 1997 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 424 pages | ISBN: | 5.53 Mb

Issues of Death offers a fresh approach to the tragic drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Starting from the premise that death is a historical construct that is differently experienced in every culture, it treats Renaissance tragedy as anMoreIssues of Death offers a fresh approach to the tragic drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Starting from the premise that death is a historical construct that is differently experienced in every culture, it treats Renaissance tragedy as an instrument for reimagining the human encounter with death. Analyses of major plays by Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Webster, Middleton, and Ford explore the relation of tragedy to the macabre tradition, to the apocalyptic displays of the anatomy theatre, and to the spectacular arts of funeral.



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