English Revenge Drama: Money, Resistance, Equality by Linda Woodbridge
English | Dec 18, 2014 | ISBN: 1107463270 | 350 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Vengeance permeates English Renaissance drama - for example, it crops up in all but two of Shakespeare's plays. This book explores why a supposedly forgiving Christian culture should have relished such bloodthirsty, vengeful plays. A clue lies in the plays' passion for fairness, a preoccupation suggesting widespread resentment of systemic unfairness - legal, economic, political, and social.