close

Webster: The Tragedies

Kate Aughterson · ISBN 9781137152015
Webster: The Tragedies | Zookal Textbooks | Zookal Textbooks
Format:
Zookal account needed
Read online instantly with Zookal eReader
Access online & offline
$122.95
Note: Subscribe and save discount does not apply to eTextbooks.
-
+
Publisher Springer Nature
Author(s) Kate Aughterson
Edition 1
Published 02272001
Related course codes
Webster's theatre was also Shakespeare's theatre: but their tragedies are very different. Webster has a reputation for angst-ridden, obsessive and debased characters and the creation of a sick and decaying world. Yet his heroines are the amongst the strongest characters, male or female, in Jacobean drama. This book shows how Webster's plays portray a world in which patriarchal, aristocratic politics are dissected as diseased. Through close analysis of key moments, scenic and dramatic structure, characterisation, theatricality and imagery, this book enables students to appreciate Webster's individual contribution to our dramatic heritage. Through such textual reading, we learn how he uses drama to debate contemporary political and social issues, most explicitly those of gender. The book provides students with effective reading, critical and analytical tools with which to approach Webster's plays as dramatic scripts for our time, as well as their own, and thus as rivals to Shakespeare's major tragedies.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Save 20% off Textbooks + free shipping with Zookal Study Premium every time you shop and more...

  • Free courtesy eTextbook on a wide range of selected titles
  • Get step-by-step solutions from expert tutors
  • Access powerful online study tools to help you study on the go

20% OFF TEXTBOOKS EVERY ORDER

Instant rewards

Zookal Study gives you the best price on textbooks instantly with full access to experience 24/7 study help you can rely on from day 1 until exam time.

PEACE OF MIND

Cancel anytime

No commitment, no worries. Try Zookal Study for 1 month and cancel at anytime. Cancelling is made easy via your Zookal Study account.

Unlock study tools fit for every moment

Homework Help

Solutions Library

Test Prep

Flashcards

Videos

Translation missing: en.general.search.loading