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The subject of tragedy : identity and difference in Renaissance drama / Catherine Belsey.

By: Belsey, Catherine
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Methuen, 1985Description: xi, 253 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0416327001; 0416327109 (pbk.)Subject(s): English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism | Sex role in literature | English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism | English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism | Difference (Psychology) in literature | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Drama -- Psychological aspects | Renaissance -- EnglandDDC classification: 822.009355 LOC classification: PR658.S42 | B45 1985Dissertation note: First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably modern. The subject of liberal humanism – self-determining, free origin of language, choice and action – is highlighted as the product of a specific period in which man was the subject to which woman was related
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First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably modern. The subject of liberal humanism – self-determining, free origin of language, choice and action – is highlighted as the product of a specific period in which man was the subject to which woman was related

Bibliography: p. 227-244.

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