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hammond paul - the strangeness of tragedy

The Strangeness of Tragedy




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 09/2009





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This book reads tragedy as a genre in which the protagonist is estranged from the world around him, and, displaced in time, space, and language, comes to inhabit a milieu which is no longer shared by other characters. This alienation from others also entails a decomposition of the integrity of the individual, which is often seen in tragedy's uncertainty about the protagonists' autonomy: do they act, or do the gods act through them? Where are the boundaries of the self, and the boundaries of the human? After an introductory essay exploring the theatrical and linguistic means by which the protagonist is made to inhabit a strange and singular world, the book devotes essays to plays from classical, renaissance, and neo-classical literature by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Seneca, Shakespeare, and Racine. Close attention is paid to the linguistic strangeness of the texts which is often smoothed over by editors and translators, as it is through the weirdness of tragic language that the deep estrangement of the characters is shown. Accordingly, the Greek, Latin, and French texts are quoted in the originals, with translations added, and attention is paid to textual cruces which illustrate the linguistic and conceptual difficulties of these plays.




Sommario

1 - The Work of Tragedy
2 - Aeschylus, Oresteia
3 - Sophocles, Electra
4 - Sophocles, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus
5 - Sophocles, Antigone
6 - Seneca, Thyestes
7 - Shakespeare, Macbeth
8 - Shakespeare, Othello
9 - Shakespeare, King Lear
10 - Racine, Phèdre




Autore

Paul Hammond was educated at Peter Symonds' School, Winchester, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a Prize Fellow from 1978 to 1982. He subsequently taught at the University of Leeds, where he has been Professor of Seventeenth-Century English Literature since 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.










Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9780199572601

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 223 x 16.6 x 144 mm Ø 420 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 216


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