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Author Parker, Reeve, author.

Title Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley / Reeve Parker.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 87
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 87.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295) and index.
Contents Introduction: "Prowling out for dark employments" -- Part I. Wordsworth: 1. Reading Wordsworth's power: narrative and usurpation in The Borderers; 2. Cradling French Macbeth: managing the art of second-hand Shakespeare; 3. 'In some sort seeing with my proper eyes': Wordsworth and the spectacles of Paris; 4. Drinking up whole rivers: facing Wordsworth's watery discourse -- Part II. Coleridge and Shelley: 5. Osorio's dark employments: tricking out Coleridgean tragedy; 6. Listening to remorse: assuming man's infirmities; 7. Reading Shelley's delicacy.
Summary "Troubled politically and personally, Wordsworth and Coleridge turned in 1797 to the London stage. Their tragedies, The Borderers and Osorio, were set in medieval Britain and early modern Spain to avoid the Lord Chamberlain's censorship. Drury Lane rejected both, but fifteen years later, Coleridge's revision, Remorse, had spectacular success there, inspiring Shelley's 1819 Roman tragedy, The Cenci, aimed for Covent Garden. Reeve Parker makes a striking case for the power of these intertwined works, written against British hostility to French republican liberties and Regency repression of home-grown agitation. Covertly, Remorse and The Cenci also turn against Wordsworth. Stressing the significance of subtly repeated imagery and resonances with Virgil, Shakespeare, Racine, Jean-François Ducis and Schiller, Parker's close readings, which are boldly imaginative and decidedly untoward, argue that at the heart of these tragedies lie powerful dramatic uncertainties driven by unstable passions - what he calls, adapting Coleridge's phrase for sorcery, 'dark employments'"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Dramatic works.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Dramatic works.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Dramatic works.
Verse drama, English -- History and criticism.
English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Parker, Reeve. Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011 x, 300 pages ; 24 cm. Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 87 9780521767118 (OCoLC)ocn664450790 (DLC)10878311
ISBN 9780521767118 (hardback)
0521767113 (hardback)
9781316099940 (e-book)

 
    
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