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Shakespearean tragedy and the common law

the art of punishment

by William M. Hawley

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragedies.,
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law.,
    • Law -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.,
    • Punishment in literature.,
    • Law in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-195) and index.

      StatementWilliam M. Hawley.
      SeriesStudies in Shakespeare,, vol. 7
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR2983 .H39 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination208 p. ;
      Number of Pages208
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL669566M
      ISBN 10082043857X
      LC Control Number97015417

        "A.C. Bradley put Shakespeare on the map for generations of readers and students for whom the plays might not otherwise have become 'real' at all" writes John Bayley in his foreword to this edition of Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Approaching the tragedies as drama, wondering about their characters as he might have wondered about people in Reviews: Tragedy, including grief, pain, and suffering, is a common theme in Shakespeare’s plays, often leading to the death of at least one character. Yet such themes can also be found in Shakespearian plays which are classed as comedies or histories. What is it that makes a Shakespearian tragedy, and what dramatic themes and conventions did the bard draw upon when writing them?

      Shakespearean tragedy: genre, tradition, and change in Antony and Cleopatra / by: Barroll, J. Leeds Published: () Shakespearean tragedy and the common law: the art of punishment / by: Hawley, William M., Published: (). Shakespeare's source for the tragedy is the account of Macbeth, King of Scotland, Macduff, and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles (), a history of England, Scotland, and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, although the events in the play .

      *Hawley, William M. Shakespearean Tragedy and the Common Law: The Art of Punishment. New York: Lang, PR H39 [Regular Loan] Humanities & Social Sciences McLennan Bldg. Hodgon, Barbara. “Sexual disguise and the theatre of gender” in Alexander Leggatt, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy, (New-York: Cambridge. Shakespearean tragedy works through the loss of any ‘given’—nature, or God, or ‘fate—that might explain human societies, histories, actions, destinies, relationships, and values. Shakespeare challenges us to understand tragedies not as responding to existential facts (desire, or mortality) or historical situations (Henry V’s invasion of France, or the fate of the Roman republic.


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