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Tragic Drama and Modern Society


This study examines the relationship between tragic drama of the late 19th and 20th centuries and present-day society. The author's theories are presented with excerpts from relevant plays, such as "Look Back in Anger", "The Glass Menagerie", "The Iceman Cometh" and "Hedda Gabler". In this expanded edition, Orr criticizes anti-mimetic responses to the Real and discusses passion and community as the central structure of feeling in tragic realism, tracing their origins in Stendhal, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky and explaining their ...

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Tragic Drama and Modern Society
1989, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333464595

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