Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Drama - 266 pages
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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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Contents

Aristotle Brecht Artaud
36
THE RITUAL GROUNDWORK
51
COMMUNITAS HIERARCHY LIMINALITY
112
Tradition
173
wRiting Lost in translation
224
Notes
232
Bibliography
248
Index
261
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