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The Resource Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker

Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker

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Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley
Title
Romantic tragedies
Title remainder
the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley
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Reeve Parker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Troubled politically and personally, Wordsworth and Coleridge turned in 1797 to the London stage. Their tragedies, The Borderers and Osorio, were set in medieval Britain and early modern Spain to avoid the Lord Chamberlain's censorship. Drury Lane rejected both, but fifteen years later, Coleridge's revision, Remorse, had spectacular success there, inspiring Shelley's 1819 Roman tragedy, The Cenci, aimed for Covent Garden. Reeve Parker makes a striking case for the power of these intertwined works, written against British hostility to French republican liberties and Regency repression of home-grown agitation. Covertly, Remorse and The Cenci also turn against Wordsworth. Stressing the significance of subtly repeated imagery and resonances with Virgil, Shakespeare, Racine, Jean-François Ducis and Schiller, Parker's close readings, which are boldly imaginative and decidedly untoward, argue that at the heart of these tragedies lie powerful dramatic uncertainties driven by unstable passions - what he calls, adapting Coleridge's phrase for sorcery, 'dark employments'"--
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Parker, Reeve
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
87
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  • Wordsworth, William
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Verse drama, English
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Romanticism
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Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Prowling out for dark employments" -- Part I. Wordsworth: 1. Reading Wordsworth's power: narrative and usurpation in The Borderers; 2. Cradling French Macbeth: managing the art of second-hand Shakespeare; 3. 'In some sort seeing with my proper eyes': Wordsworth and the spectacles of Paris; 4. Drinking up whole rivers: facing Wordsworth's watery discourse -- Part II. Coleridge and Shelley: 5. Osorio's dark employments: tricking out Coleridgean tragedy; 6. Listening to remorse: assuming man's infirmities; 7. Reading Shelley's delicacy
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EBC1701879
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316099940
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
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illustrations
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1701879
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1701879
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10878311
  • (CaONFJC)MIL617053
  • (OCoLC)880878376
Label
Romantic tragedies : the dark employments of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, Reeve Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Prowling out for dark employments" -- Part I. Wordsworth: 1. Reading Wordsworth's power: narrative and usurpation in The Borderers; 2. Cradling French Macbeth: managing the art of second-hand Shakespeare; 3. 'In some sort seeing with my proper eyes': Wordsworth and the spectacles of Paris; 4. Drinking up whole rivers: facing Wordsworth's watery discourse -- Part II. Coleridge and Shelley: 5. Osorio's dark employments: tricking out Coleridgean tragedy; 6. Listening to remorse: assuming man's infirmities; 7. Reading Shelley's delicacy
Control code
EBC1701879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316099940
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1701879
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1701879
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10878311
  • (CaONFJC)MIL617053
  • (OCoLC)880878376

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