Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 31, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy is a unique look at the social and religious foundations of the tragic genre. Naomi Liebler asks whether it is possible to regard tragic heroes such as Coriolanus and King Lear as `sacrifical victims of the prevailing social order'.
A fascinating examination of Shakespearean tragedy, this extraordinary book will provoke excitment and controversy alike.

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