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French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic
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French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic: Three Case Studies

Richard Hillman

Abstract

In this follow-up study to French Origins of English Tragedy (MUP, 2010), Richard Hillman pursues his exploration of English tragedy in relation to France, this time with a frank concentration on Shakespeare and in a more broadly and intensively intertextual way. Instead of focusing on common paradigms, he sets out to theorise more abstract tragic qualities (such as nostalgia, futility and heroism), but again with reference to specific French texts and contexts. Three manifestations of the “Shakespearean tragic” are singled out: Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra and All’s Well That Ends Well, a com ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, English tragedy, France, French texts, French contexts, Intertextual echoes, Interdisciplinary approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087172
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087172.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hillman, author