The Resource Shakespeare's mature tragedies

Shakespeare's mature tragedies

Label
Shakespeare's mature tragedies
Title
Shakespeare's mature tragedies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies -- Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth -- all have an essential experience in common. Bernard Mc Elroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. The world-view of the central character is undermined at a fundamental level; his basic assumption about who he is and what is reality are rendered untenable, and he must struggle to reconstruct his total vision upon some new basis. With his subjective world ruins, the hero undergoes a period of extreme disorientation during which he struggles to reimpose cohesion upon his personal world. Each faces the same problem: how to endure what is, for him, unendurable
  • But it makes no sense to study the tragic hero's apprehension of the world without studying the world he apprehends; and each play does delineate a "world," a highly distinct, self-contained version of reality. Therefore the author's approach is to comment on the world delineated by each of the tragedies and then to trace in action the relationship between the world of the play and the subjective world of the hero. This wise and humane book makes good use of recent scholarship, but is wholly original in its central idea. -- Description from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElroy, Bernard
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2983
LC item number
.M317
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Tragedy
  • Criticism and interpretation
  • Tragedy
  • Tragödie
  • Tragödie
Label
Shakespeare's mature tragedies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And that's true too": the world of Shakespearean tragedy -- Hamlet: the mind's eye -- Othello: His visage in his mind -- King Lear: The tempest in the mind -- Macbeth: the torture of the mind -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691062471
Lccn
72005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)722809
Label
Shakespeare's mature tragedies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And that's true too": the world of Shakespearean tragedy -- Hamlet: the mind's eye -- Othello: His visage in his mind -- King Lear: The tempest in the mind -- Macbeth: the torture of the mind -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780691062471
Lccn
72005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)722809

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