A Companion to Tragedy

A Companion to Tragedy

Editor(s): Rebecca Bushnell

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405107358

Online ISBN: 9780470996393

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996393

About this Book

A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture.

  • Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity
  • Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy
  • Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history
  • Offers a fresh assessment of Ancient Greek tragedy and demonstrates how the practice of reading tragedy has changed radically in the past two decades

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Tragedy and the Gods

  2. Part II: Tragedy, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis

  3. Part III: Tragedy and History

  4. Part IV: Tragedy in Antiquity

  5. Part V: Renaissance and Baroque Tragedy

  6. Part VI: Neoclassical and Romantic Tragedy

  7. Part VII: Tragedy and Modernity

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