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Robert Garnier and the Themes of Political Tragedy in the Sixteenth Century


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521155359

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  • Robert Garnier (1545–1590) was an early writer of tragedies in French. He has suffered much from being compared with the great tragedians of the seventeenth century, being taken as a crude predecessor of their mature art. In this 1969 text Mrs Jondorf studies him as a sixteenth-century writer, attuned to the thought and art of his own time. In particular she is concerned with his extension of the Senecan tradition of tragedy, and his pre-occupations with political themes - especially civil war, the rebellious subject, the powers and obligations of the sovereign. These were forced upon him by the times in which he lived, and Mrs Jondorf shows how his views relate to those of the political theorists of his time.

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521155359
    • length: 174 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The approach
    2. Seneca revisited
    3. Political aims and allusions
    4. The king and kingship
    5. Foreign war and civil war
    6. '… mais le crime est de rebellion'
    7. The tragic discourse
    Biographical appendix
    I. Sixteenth-century plays, works on dramatic theory, etc.
    II. Political theory and propaganda
    III. Historical and critical works, etc.

  • Author

    Gillian Jondorf

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