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Four Revenge Tragedies By Thomas Kyd, Anon, John Webster, John Ford
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    Category Type
    Literature
    ISBN
    9781408159606
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
    Category Type
    Literature
    ISBN
    9781408159606
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
    Item EAN
    2724447784276
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    Thomas Kyd, ANON, John Webster, John Ford
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    Paperback
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    Francis Bacon described revenge as a ‘kind of wild justice'. Then as now, early modern playwrights and their theatre-going public were fascinated by the anarchic energies that a desire for retribution unleashes. Rather than rehearsing familiar conventions, each of these plays presents a unique

    Francis Bacon described revenge as a ‘kind of wild justice'. Then as now, early modern playwrights and their theatre-going public were fascinated by the anarchic energies that a desire for retribution unleashes. Rather than rehearsing familiar conventions, each of these plays presents a unique social and cultural milieu where dark fantasies of revenge are variously played out. In Kyd's a grieving father seeks public justice for the murder of his son by envious princelings. When his attempts are thwarted he turns a court spectacle of murder into the ‘real' thing. Blackly comic in its tone and style, (anon.) presents vengeance as mimetic art, witty and cruel. Ford's represents an innovative re-working of the genre as a brother's love for his sister leads to his spectacular revenge on his rival, her husband, in a society in which brutal retaliation for perceived wrong is the norm. In Webster's crimes of passion ignite revenge in the courts of the Italian city states. This student edition contains fully annotated, modernized texts of each play together with an introduction discussing the dramatic and poetic style of each play, focusing on its action and play of ideas.

    • Book Name:Four Revenge Tragedies
    • Auother :Thomas Kyd, ANON, John Webster, John Ford
    • Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    • ISBN :9781408159606
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