Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

1st Edition

F W Sternfeld

Routledge
Published December 6, 2010
Reference - 378 Pages
ISBN 9780415612388 - CAT# Y113952

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Summary

First published in 1963.

When originally published this book was the first to treat at full length the contribution which music makes to Shakespeare's great tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Here the playwright's practices are studied in conjunction with those of his contemporaries: Marlowe and Jonson, Marston and Chapman. From these comparative assessments there emerges the method that is peculiar to Shakespeare: the employment of song and instrumental music to a degree hitherto unknown, and their use as an integral part of the dramatic structure.

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