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Conclusion

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...In her definitive critical biography of Milton, Barbara Lewalski observes of Paradise Lost thatMilton's epic defines itself against the traditional epic subject—wars and empire—and the traditional epic hero as the epitome of courage...

Genre Theory and the Rise of Domestic Tragedy

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...For some time now genre study and its alleged classification schemes have been déclassé in literary circles. Tzvetan Todorov noted the problem as early as the 1970s: “To persist in discussing genres today might seem like an idle...

Introduction

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...Around 1580, a distinct group of plays—domestic tragedies as they came to be known—began to appear in the new professional playhouses of London. The notoriety of these plays stemmed in no small measure from their depiction of “interracial...

Othello as Domestic Tragedy

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...Now that we have seen the reception history of Othello in connection with the domestic tragedies, it is time to demonstrate the many conventions of the genre that Shakespeare employs in his play. As I will argue in the next two chapters...

From the Miraculous and Monstrous to the Uncanny

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...This chapter will culminate with an examination of a bizarre moment in Othello: Desdemona's momentary deathbed revival (or resurrection) during which she exonerates Othello for his murdering her and places the blame on herself (5.2.127–28)....

The Thin Soldier

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Hanoch Levin

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin

Oberon Books, 2020

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Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...

The Story of M

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SuAndi

~playauthor~Written by~ SuAndi

Oberon Books, 2017

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Scenes: 7

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...The Story of M is a solo performance that integrates visual projections and poetic language to portray autobiographical stories of racism, poverty and sacrifice. While sitting in a white screened hospital ward and as slides of family...

The Constant Mourner

Written by

Hanoch Levin

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin

Oberon Books, 2020

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (17), Female (0), Male (17), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...

A Local Habitation Lends a Name: Thomas Arden’s Tragic Stature

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...On Sunday, 15 February 1551, about seven o'clock in the evening, 43-year-old Thomas Arden, a man “of tall and comely personage”, sat down to play a game of backgammon in his home and was murdered by a conspiracy of ten people including his...

Blue

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Ursula Rani Sarma

~playauthor~Written by~ Ursula Rani Sarma

Oberon Books, 2002

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Three childhood friends spend their last year together in the isolated sea-side town in which they live. In an effort to console their sense of worthlessness, they devise a deadly daily ritual. Together they jump from a point...