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

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Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley
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Romantic tragedies
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the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley
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Reeve Parker
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Language
eng
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'"--
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Parker, Reeve
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR719.V4
LC item number
P37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
87
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  • Verse drama, English
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Romanticism
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
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Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-295) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 p.
Isbn
9780521767118
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(hardback)
Lccn
2010037674
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ill.
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  • 3846322-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3846322
  • (Sirsi) o664450790
  • (OCoLC)664450790
Label
Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-295) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 300 p.
Isbn
9780521767118
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010037674
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3846322-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3846322
  • (Sirsi) o664450790
  • (OCoLC)664450790

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