French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic: Three Case Studies

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Richard Hillman pursues his exploration of English tragedy in relation to France with a frank concentration on Shakespeare. Instead of focusing on common paradigms, he sets out to theorise more abstract tragic qualities (such as nostalgia, futility and heroism), but again with reference to specific French texts and contexts. Three manifestations of the 'Shakespearean tragic' are singled out: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra and All's Well That Ends Well, a comedy with melancholic overtones whose French setting is shown to be ...

French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic: Three Case Studies 2012, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719087172

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