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French Renaissance Tragedy : The Dramatic Word (Paperback)

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Gillian Jondorf challenges the traditional critical approaches to French Renaissance theater, reevaluating its literary merit and originality. She shows how playwrights of the sixteenth century actually achieved an originality by introducing classical themes, breaking with the medieval tradition of religious and morality plays. Whereas many critics have considered writers of French Renaissance drama as mere forerunners of the more famous seventeenth-century writers such as Moliè re or Racine, Jondorf argues that these plays should be seen as competent and skillfully-composed in their own right. This book will appeal to students of Renaissance literature and European drama, as well as those interested in questions of originality and literary influence.


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521025584
SKU 202518974
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521025583
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0188
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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