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Early Modern Tragedy and the Cinema of Violence

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    S. Simkin(Author)

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This study considers parallel issues in revenge tragedies of the early seventeenth-century and violent cinema of the last thirty years. It offers a series of provocative explorations of death, revenge and justice, and gender and violence. What happens when we connect The White Devil with Basic Instinct ? The Changeling or Titus Andronicus with Straw Dogs ? Doctor Faustus with Se7en ? Taxi Driver with The Spanish Tragedy ? Appealing to those with an interest in either drama or film, written in an engaging style, the book also reconsiders the high /popular culture divide, and reflects on the enduring significance of the revenge motif in Western culture over the past four hundred years, particularly in the post 9/11 context.

STEVIE SIMKIN is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Winchester, UK. His previous publications include A Preface to Marlowe, Marlowe: The Stage Plays and Revenge Tragedy: A New Casebook. He has particular interests in politicized approaches to staging the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and in Hollywood film.

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  • PDF | 276 pages
  • S. Simkin(Author)
  • Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2006 edition (14 Jan. 2014)
  • English
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  • By Muffles87 on 14 July 2012

    An interesting and witty look at violence in cinema. Really helped me on my uni course and would definitely recommend to anyone whether they be studying or just want to learn more, it is certainly entertaining!

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