Fortune and Fatality

Fortune and Fatality

Performing the Tragic in Early Modern France

eBook - 2008
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As an aesthetic notion and dramatic genre, tragedy has enjoyed a privileged place in French culture, particularly during the early modern period when debates over its nature and philosophy reflected fascination with a style whose fundamental principles were drawn from ancient Greek sources. Through the works of Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine, routinely cited for an alleged regularity of form and content exemplifying the academic notion of French Classicism, tragedy has grounded the French l ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781443814928
144381492X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 pages)

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