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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 137–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Russ Leo Initially published in 1632, Daniel Heinsius’s tragedy Herodes Infanticida proved surprisingly controversial due to the author’s depiction of Herod’s dream in act 4, where the tyrant’s late wife, Mariamne, and the three Furies (Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera) haunt him from a distinctly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2019
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith “Go, litel bok, go, litel myn tragedye.” So wrote Chaucer at the end of Troilus and Criseyde . But how compatible are the forms and ideas of tragedy with Christian tradition, its theology and liturgy? What are the relations between medieval and early modern discourses of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2006) 36 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Paul Strohm © by Duke University Press / 2006 2006 a York’s Paper Crown: “Bare Life” and Shakespeare’s First Tragedy Paul Strohm Columbia University New...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Timothy Hampton Duke University Press 2008 a The Tragedy of Delegation: Diplomatic Action and Tragic Form in Racine’s Andromaque Timothy Hampton...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Paul A. Kottman Shakespeare’s career moves from an explicit concern with theatrical drama to an increasing concern with what John Vyvyan called “the science of life.” This article argues that this increased concern with ethics led Shakespeare to stop writing tragedies. Shakespeare’s plays indeed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2019
... proves himself to be not only an able and fluent reader and interpreter of tragic theory and tragic practice, but also a savvy critic of the very idea of tragedy — a critic whose final commitment is more to Christian revelation than to any classical notion of tragic experience. The Monk’s massive and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 85–111.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Patrick Gray Efforts to describe Shakespeare’s tragedies and place them within the history of the genre have been long misled by dubious assumptions about Shakespeare’s secularism dating back to the influence of German Romanticism. The use of concepts drawn from Aristotle’s Poetics has been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the ideal site to explore this jettisoning of materiality, maternal origin, and all reminders of death and decay. In particular, the essay examines moments of the abject’s revelation in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Middleton’s Revenger’s Tragedy , contending that the discovery space is one way...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 121–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sara Petrosillo This essay examines representations of the womb across late medieval and early modern performance. The N-Town Mary plays and the Elizabethan tragedy Gorboduc are separated by less than a century but are rarely examined in light of one another. Using microhistorical methods and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Passion narrative into neoclassical drama, Christus Patiens raises troubling dramaturgical, ethical, and theological questions about the nature of Christian tragedy and its relation to atonement and conversion. The article traces the complex ways that this play elicits judgments of guilt and innocence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
... © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 King Lear tragedy language of suffering Incarnation of Christ Assumption of Mary ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 411–412.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., Medieval and Early Modern Edited by David Aers and Sarah Beckwith Volume 49 / Number 1 / January 2019 “Go, litel bok, go, litel myn tragedye.” So wrote Chaucer at the end of Troilus and Criseyde. But how compatible are the forms and ideas of tragedy with Christian tradition, its theology and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2002) 32 (3): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to the fact that it has been forgotten. In the first scene, depending upon how Lear is performed, the patriarchal monarch sits upon his throne even as he divides up his kingdom. Lear is surrounded by retainers who pro- tect and support his body. And Act 1, scene 4 of the First Folio Tragedie of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 345–372.
Published: 01 May 2004
... psychological or psychoanalytic terms). The Second Maiden’s Tragedy along with The Winter’s Tale engage the issue of whether remorse and repen- tance over the deceased can bring these longed-for persons or their spirits back to the world. Plays such as Middleton’s The Witch and Dekker, Row- ley, and Ford’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Medieval and Early Modern Edited by David Aers and Sarah Beckwith Volume 49 / Number 1 / January 2019 “Go, litel bok, go, litel myn tragedye.” So wrote Chaucer at the end of Troilus and Criseyde. But how compatible are the forms and ideas of tragedy with Christian tradition, its theology and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... aegis of Tragedy, and he moralizes. Tragedians who moralize are time wasters, since true tragedy has to happen, and so renders the moral denunciation otiose. Either preserve the tragedy and drop the moralizing, or else (more intelligently) switch mode from trag- edy. Gregory, instead, preserves...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 261–280.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and in the case of purgatory abandoned altogether as doctrine and practice, the losses and sea-changes of these central notions everywhere mark the tragedy of Hamlet in Greenblatt’s exhilarating reading. The figure will replace the thing itself; the psychic projection will replace the dogmatic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... / 40.1 / 2010 a variety of plays from different parts of the canon (early, middle, and late), and different genres (history play, problem comedy, tragedy, and romance). They also address a set of changing practices: historiography (Parker); sanc- tity and satisfaction (Sanok, Appleford, Hirschfeld...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2009
... palus. Taking as his point of departure the first English commentary on Don Quijote, published by Edmund Gayton in 1654, Nigel Smith illumi- nates Gayton’s practice of fusing his commentary with Cervantes’s narrative in order to lament the chaos of the English Civil War, a tragedy he sees...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... story (mimesis). In Aristotle’s etiology, tragedy started out as diegesis by an individual speaker telling a story but evolved into mimesis as characters in the story began to speak in their own right, first one character, then two, then three. Prologues in early modern theater preserve a...