Download e-book for iPad: Blood on the Stage, 1600 to 1800: Milestone Plays of Murder, by Amnon Kabatchnik

By Amnon Kabatchnik

Audiences in the course of the centuries have continually been attracted to theatrical productions that function illegal activity. Playwrights from Sophocles to Anthony Shaffer were greater than keen to meet these cravings with productions that characteristic an collection of dastardly deeds. by no means used to be this extra obvious than within the 17th and 18th centuries, the place crime lurked from degree left to degree correct and each bloody spot in between.In Blood at the level, 1600 to 1800: Milestone performs of homicide, secret, and Mayhem, Amnon Kabatchnik profiles close to fifty works of robbery, treachery, court docket intrigue, incest, and homicide produced over those centuries. one of the performs mentioned during this e-book are The Beggar's Opera through John homosexual, Horace Walpole’s The Mysterious Mother, Friedrich Schiller’s The Robbers, and George Lillo's The London Merchant, which was once in response to an exact case of homicide. This quantity additionally contains American performs corresponding to The Prince of Parthia by means of Thomas Godfrey and William Dunlop’s The deadly Deception. William Shakespeare is additionally represented with the classics Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear.
Entries are offered chronologically, and every contains a plot synopsis, creation info, reviews through critics and students, and biographical sketches of playwrights and key actors. Blood at the degree, 1600 to 1800 will entice theater students, researchers, and any who immerse themselves within the style of suspense, either in print and on stage.

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