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Tragedies from the Seams of Modernity

Readings of Five Plays from Kyd to Webster


Nils-Henje Redenius

Contents: Five Elizabethan Tragedies on the Threshold of Modernity: Transgression in Damnation: Doctor Faustus – Challenging the Order from within: The Spanish Tragedy – The Decline of Society: King Lear – The Exposure of a Moral and Political Paragon: Sejanus his Fall – Double Tragedy in an Empty World: The Duchess of Malfi.