• 0. Preliminaries, in Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance, 2nd ed

    Author(s):
    Michael L. Hays (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Medieval English Literature, Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare, Shakespearean Dramatic Genres
    Subject(s):
    Genre theory, Literary criticism, Literary history, Shakespeare
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    New Historicism, presentism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6N29P603
    Abstract:
    0. Preliminaries provide the usual guides to contents and graphics, and an unusual statement of acknowledgments. It also provides a preface which explains my approach to prevent possible misapprehensions because of its debt to, but also its departure from, source and influence studies. It addresses various critical issues: genre because of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, the greater emphasis on romantic structures and motifs than on protagonists, differences with New Historicism and Presentism, and periodization.
    Notes:
    This chapter is part of a revised and enlarged second edition of “Shakespearean Tragedy as Chivalric Romance: Rethinking Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear,” (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2003). After two printings, the first edition soon went out of print. The publisher had excluded the appendix to reduce costs and declined a second edition to include it. I have published this edition elsewhere since 2014 and here in 2018 to make the book with the appendix available for free.
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