Tragedy in Transition

Tragedy in Transition

Editor(s): Sarah Annes Brown, Catherine Silverstone

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405135467

Online ISBN: 9780470692028

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692028

About this Book

Tragedy in Transition is an innovative and exciting introduction to the theory and practice of tragedy.


  • Looks at a broad range of topics in the field of tragedy in literature, from ancient to contemporary times
  • Explores the links between writers from different times and cultures
  • Focuses on the reception of classical texts in subsequent literatures, and discusses their treatment in a range of media
  • Surveys the lasting influence of the most resonant narratives in tragedy
  • Contemplates exciting and unexpected combinations of text and topic among them the relationship between tragedy and childhood, science fiction, and the role of the gods

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