Innocent victims [electronic resource] : poetic injustice in Shakespearean tragedy / R.S. White.
- London : Athlone Press, 1986.
1 online resource (160 p.)
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragedies.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters.
Victims in literature.
- Electronic books.
- This is a revised version of the book which was privately published by the author in 1982. At the time, the book was widely welcomed by Shakespearean scholars as a trenchant, scholarly and highly original contribution to the field of Shakespearean studies. The book's argument is that a full response to Shakespearean tragedy has to take account of the fate of the victims as well as of the tragic heroes and this thesis is illustrated and developed by a consideration of Lavinia, Lucrece and the children in Richard III, Macbeth and King John; and to the thee principal Shakespearean tragic victims,
- Contents; Preface to second edition; I: Fore Thoughts; II: Innocent Victims; III: Lavinia; IV: Lucrece; V: Children; VI: Ophelia; VII: Desdemona; VIII: Cordelia; IX: After Thoughts; Appendix: Critics and Victims; Notes; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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