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Epilogue

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In the tragedies discussed in this book, the characters eventually move into the singularity of their own death, which has been prepared long before. From Agamemnon to Clytemnestra to Oedipus and ... More


‘Even the earth is not room enough’: Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of Seneca's psychologically and ethically challenging Hercules on Elizabethan tragedy. It argues that political and cultural similarities between imperial Rome and ... More


Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage

Kurt A. Schreyer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452901
eISBN:
9780801455100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated ... More


Barnardine’s Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare’s Detail: Shakespeare Lecture

Michael Pennington

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses memories of appreciating William Shakespeare's work. It reveals the various theatre adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including Hamlet, Macbeth, and As You Like It, and some ... More


Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Marc Baer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In September 1809, during the opening night of Macbeth at the newly rebuilt Covent Garden theatre, the audience rioted over the rise in ticket prices. Disturbances took place on a further sixty-six ... More


Shakespeare: Macbeth

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The three witches who open the play initiate an unheimlich interruption into the attendant space of the stage. The witches are strange enough in their theatrical manifestation, but more strange is ... More


Tragedy and Metamorphosis

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the influence of Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses on William Shakespeare's tragedy. It suggests that Ovid's description of the Age of Iron and the language he used in his work ... More


Case Studies: Five Romantic Heroines and Three Lonely Men

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter looks at the ‘linear’ unfolding of some of the part-based techniques already identified, and sees how the character's story is progressively embodied in prosodic shifts and mutations. In ... More


Wu Hsing-kuo —: Subversion or Innovation?

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the first experiment combining jingju and a Western work. It notes that in 1986, seven years after Kuo Hsiao-chuang and her Elegant Voice first assailed jingju circles, Wu ... More


Shakespearean Maternities: Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Chris Laoutaris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624362
eISBN:
9780748671687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This study explores maternity in the ‘disciplines’ of early modern England. Placing the reproductive female body centre-stage in Shakespeare's theatre, it ranges beyond the domestic sphere in order ... More


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