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Author: Janet Spens
Title: An essay on Shakespeare's relation to tradition
Publisher: Oxford, B. H. Blackwell
Subject (keywords, tags): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Tragedy


The effect of tradition in poetry.--Comedy: Types of comedy before Shakespeare. Evidence of the influence of Munday on Shakespeare leading up to Shakespeare's use of the folk-play. The traces of folk-plays in Shakespeare's drama.--Tragedy and conclusion: The Greek tragic hero. The pre-Shakespearean and Shakespearean tragic hero to the earliest Hamlet. Honour the subject of Elizabethan tragedy. Shakespeare's rejection of the superman. Post-Shakespearean tragedy still occupied with the same conception in a narrower form. The later Hamlet and King Lear. Conclusion: The individual is esentially tragic; consolation is only possible when we regard all life as one

Contributor: University of California Libraries
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