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Tragedy

Michael Rossington

in The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199558360
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199558360.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Tragedy

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This chapter analyses Shelley's two tragedies, The Cenci and Swellfoot the Tyrant. It discusses Shelley's view of the purpose of drama, and The Cenci and Swellfoot the Tyrant as national tragedies, outlining the Greek characteristics of the two works.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley; English poets; Romantic poets; dramas; tragedies

Article.  5277 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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