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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy

The Ritual Foundations of Genre

By Naomi Conn Liebler

Routledge – 1995 – 280 pages

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    978-0-415-13183-4
    November 29th 1995
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Description

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.

Name: Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Naomi Conn Liebler. 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...
Categories: Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare