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Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare's England (Early Modern Literature in History) (Paperback)

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Acknowledgments A Note on Citation, Quotation and Abbreviation Introduction: Engaging Doubt PART ONE: THE RECEPTION OF ANCIENT SCEPTICISM IN ELIZABETHAN AND JACOBEAN ENGLAND The Continental Background Crossed Opinions: The Elizabethan Years Seeming Knowledge: The Jacobean Years and Beyond PART TWO: FOOLS OF NATURE, SCEPTICISM AND TRAGEDY Literary Adaptation: Sceptical Paradigms, Sceptical Values Casting Doubt in Doctor Faustus The Spanish Tragedy: Doom and the Exile of Justice The Plague of Opinion: Troilus and Cressida Temporizing as Pyrrhonizing in The Malcontent Mariam and the Critique of Pure Reason False Fire: Providence and Violence in Webster's Tragedies The Changeling: Blood, Will and Intellectual Eyesight Criterion Anxiety in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore Select Bibliography Index.

About the Author


WILLIAM M. HAMLIN teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, and early-modern literature at Washington State University, USA. Author of The Image of America in Montaigne, Spenser and Shakespeare (1995), he has also published essays and reviews in such journals as English Literary Renaissance, SEL, Montaigne Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies and the Journal of the History of Ideas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781349523344
ISBN-10: 1349523348
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: Early Modern Literature in History