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What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon by Blair Hoxby PDF

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By Blair Hoxby

20th century critics have sure principles approximately tragedy. they preserve that during a real tragedy, destiny needs to believe the resistance of the tragic hero's ethical freedom sooner than ultimately crushing him, hence producing our ambivalent experience of negative waste coupled with non secular comfort. but faraway from being a undying fact, this account of tragedy simply emerged within the wake of the French Revolution.

What used to be Tragedy? demonstrates that this account of the tragic, which has been hegemonic from the early 19th century to the current regardless of all of the twists and turns of serious model within the 20th century, obscured an past poetics of tragedy that developed from 1515 to 1795. via reconstructing that poetics, Blair Hoxby is sensible of performs which are "merely pathetic, now not really tragic," of operas with satisfied endings, of Christian tragedies, and of alternative performs that advertised
themselves as tragedies to early sleek audiences and but have for that reason been denied the palm of tragedy by way of critics. In doing so, Hoxby not just illuminates masterpieces by way of Shakespeare, Calderón, Corneille, Racine, Milton, and Mozart, he additionally revivifies an enormous repertoire of tragic drama and opera that has
been relegated to obscurity by way of severe advancements on the grounds that 1800. He indicates what number of those performs will be reclaimed as residing works of theater. And through reconstructing a misplaced perception of tragedy either historical and sleek, he illuminates the hidden assumptions and bizarre blind-spots of the idealist serious culture that runs from Schelling, Schlegel, and Hegel, via Wagner, Nietzsche, and Freud, as much as sleek post-structuralism.

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