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Robert Garnier and the Themes of Political Tragedy in the Sixteenth Century - Gillian Jondorf

Robert Garnier and the Themes of Political Tragedy in the Sixteenth Century

Paperback Published: 26th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521155359
Number Of Pages: 174

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Robert Garnier (1545-1590) was an early writer of tragedies in French. He has suffered much from being compared with the great tragedians of the seventeenth century, being taken as a crude predecessor of their mature art. Mrs Jondorf studies him as a sixteenth-century writer, attuned to the thought and art of his own time. In particular she is concerned with his extension of the Senecan tradition of tragedy, and his pre-occupations with political themes - especially civil war, the rebellious subject, the powers and obligations of the sovereign. These were forced upon him by the times in which he lived, and Mrs Jondorf shows how his views relate to those of the political theorists of his time.

The approach
Seneca revisited
Political aims and allusions
The king and kingship
Foreign war and civil war
'...; mais le crime est de rebellion'
The tragic discourse
Biographical appendix
Sixteenth-century plays, works on dramatic theory, etc.
Political theory and propaganda
Historical and critical works, etc.
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ISBN: 9780521155359
ISBN-10: 0521155355
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23