Moral perspectives in Webster"s major tragedies

by Joseph Henry Stodder

Publisher: Institut für Englische Sprache und Literatur, Universität Salzburg in Salzburg

Written in English
Published: Pages: 164 Downloads: 641
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  • Webster, John, 1580?-1625? -- Ethics.,
  • Webster, John, 1580?-1625? -- Characters.,
  • Didactic drama, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Ethics in literature.,
  • Tragedy.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 163-164.

StatementJoseph Henry Stodder.
SeriesSalzburg studies in English literature, Jacobean drama studies ;, 48, Salzburg studies in English literature., 48.
LC ClassificationsPR3188.E8 S8
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 164 p. ;
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5242204M
LC Control Number75313698

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Webster is a radically and creatively experimental dramatist. His tragedies deploy shifting dramatic perspectives which counteract and challenge conventional moral judgements, while the predominantly gentler tone of his comedies and tragicomedies responds inventively to contemporary changes in dramatic taste and fashion.

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