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Romantic tragedies 1 edition

Romantic tragedies
Reeve Parker

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Romantic tragedies
the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley
Reeve Parker

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Troubled politically and personally, Wordsworth and Coleridge turned in 1797 to the London stage. Their tragedies, The Borderers and Osorio, were set in medieval Britain and early modern Spain to avoid the Lord Chamberlain's censorship. Drury Lane rejected both, but fifteen years later, Coleridge's revision, Remorse, had spectacular success there, inspiring Shelley's 1819 Roman tragedy, The Cenci, aimed for Covent Garden. Reeve Parker makes a striking case for the power of these intertwined works, written against British hostility to French republican liberties and Regency repression of home-grown agitation. Covertly, Remorse and The Cenci also turn against Wordsworth. Stressing the significance of subtly repeated imagery and resonances with Virgil, Shakespeare, Racine, Jean-François Ducis and Schiller, Parker's close readings, which are boldly imaginative and decidedly untoward, argue that at the heart of these tragedies lie powerful dramatic uncertainties driven by unstable passions - what he calls, adapting Coleridge's phrase for sorcery, 'dark employments'"--

Edition Notes

Series
Cambridge studies in romanticism -- 87

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
822/.7/09
Library of Congress
PR719.V4 P37 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24384250M
ISBN 13
9780521767118
LC Control Number
2010037674
OCLC/WorldCat
664450790

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