Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

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Considering major works by Kyd, Shakespeare, Middleton and Webster among others, this book transforms current understanding of early modern revenge tragedy. Examining the genre in light of historical revisions to England's Reformations, and with appropriate regard to the social history of the dead, it shows revenge tragedy is not an anti-Catholic and Reformist genre, but one rooted in, and in dialogue with, traditional Catholic culture. Arguing its tragedies are bound to the age's funerary performances, it provides a new view of the contemporary theatre and especially its role in the religious upheavals of the period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot, United Kingdom
Number of pages165
ISBN (Print)9780754661528, 0754661520
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Performance and Early Modern Drama


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