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By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

ISBN-10: 0470996536

ISBN-13: 9780470996539

ISBN-10: 063122632X

ISBN-13: 9780631226321

The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, bargains a uniquely complete image of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems at Shakespeare’s tragedies.

  • Contains unique essays on each Shakespearean tragedy from Titus Andronicus to Coriolanus.
  • Includes 13 extra essays on such subject matters as Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Shakespeare's tragedies on movie, Shakespeare's tragedies of affection, Hamlet in functionality, and tragic emotion in Shakespeare.
  • Brings jointly new essays from a various, foreign crew of students.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A better half to Shakespeare (1999), which occupied with Shakespeare as an writer in his ancient context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare reports.

Chapter 1 “A rarity so much beloved”: Shakespeare and the belief of Tragedy (pages 5–22): David Scott Kastan
Chapter 2 The Tragedies of Shakespeare's Contemporaries (pages 23–46): Martin Coyle
Chapter three Minds in corporation: Shakespearean Tragic feelings (pages 47–72): Katherine Rowe
Chapter five The Divided Tragic Hero (pages 73–94): Catherine Belsey
Chapter five Disjointed occasions and Half?Remembered Truths in Shakespearean Tragedy (pages 95–108): Philippa Berry
Chapter 6 analyzing Shakespeare's Tragedies of affection: Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra in Early glossy England (pages 108–133): Sasha Roberts
Chapter 7 Hamlet Productions Starring Beale, Hawke, and Darling From the point of view of functionality heritage (pages 134–157): Bernice W. Kliman
Chapter eight textual content and Tragedy (pages 158–177): Graham Holderness
Chapter nine Shakespearean Tragedy and spiritual id (pages 178–198): Richard C. McCoy
Chapter 10 Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies (pages 199–218): Gordon Braden
Chapter eleven Tragedy and Geography (pages 219–240): Jerry Brotton
Chapter 12 vintage movie models of Shakespeare's Tragedies: A replicate for the days (pages 241–261): Kenneth S. Rothwell
Chapter thirteen modern movie types of the Tragedies (page 262): Mark Thornton Burnett
Chapter 14 Titus Andronicus: A Time for Race and Revenge (pages 284–302): Ian Smith
Chapter 15 “There is not any global with no Verona walls”: town in Romeo and Juliet (pages 303–318): Naomi Conn Liebler
Chapter sixteen “He that thou knowest thine”: Friendship and repair in Hamlet (pages 319–338): Michael Neil
Chapter 17 Julius Caesar (pages 339–356): Rebecca W. Bushnell
Chapter 18 Othello and the matter of Blackness (pages 357–374): Kim F. Hall
Chapter 19 King Lear (pages 375–392): Kiernan Ryan
Chapter 20 Macbeth, the current, and the prior (pages 393–410): Kathleen McLuskie
Chapter 21 The Politics of Empathy in Antony and Cleopatra: A View from under (pages 411–429): Jyotsna G. Singh
Chapter 22 Timon of Athens: The Dialectic of Usury, Nihilism, and paintings (pages 430–451): Hugh Grady
Chapter 23 Coriolanus and the Politics of Theatrical excitement (pages 452–472): Cynthia Marshall

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Such spectacular violence reaches its climax in the final scene where Giovanni brings in his sister’s heart on his dagger, as if to symbolize both their incestuous love and his desire to possess her. Or as if, because he is playing the part of the martyr of love, the heart has become his own. The spectacle overrides our grasp of the events; those present are stunned by the monstrosity of what they behold. Incest is no more than sexual desire for someone outside the allowed boundaries of love. Throughout the play, however, Giovanni debates its significance with the Friar, and its trail to damnation.

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