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3. Society and Its Demands

3. Society and Its Demands  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
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9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0003
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9780199568727
‘Society and its demands’ examines the nature of civil and religious life in seventeenth-century France and explains how French society became more open and more urbane under Henri IV. In ... More
Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction  

Adrian Poole

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.001.0001
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book
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9780192802354
Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction addresses questions of tragedy about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, witnessing, timing, and ending and demonstrates the age-old ... More
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

French Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

John D. Lyons

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.001.0001
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9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction examines texts that portray protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. It explores ... More
4. Who’s to blame?

4. Who’s to blame?  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0005
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Tragedy presents situations in which there is a desperate urgency to assign blame. Who is to blame for an earthquake? Where does responsibility begin and end for victims of a war, a famine, ... More
7. Words, words, words

7. Words, words, words  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0008
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9780192802354
The state of silence can be tragic. Pain turns sound into silence and there are no right words to break the silence. There is also the silence that falls between people who ought to be able ... More
6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur

6. The Hunchback, the Housewife, and the flâneur  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0006
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‘The hunchback, the housewife, and the flâneur ’ explains how early nineteenth-century France was divided politically and culturally between the desire for reconnection to traditional ... More
8. The Self-Centred Consciousness

8. The Self-Centred Consciousness  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0008
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9780199568727
‘The self-centred consciousness’ examines the notion of character, which was called into question in the thirty years after the Second World War. In literary theory and criticism as well as ... More
1. What is theatre?

1. What is theatre?  

Marvin Carlson

in Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199669820.003.0001
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9780199669820
‘What is theatre?’ discusses the origins of theatre and how it has developed in numerous ways in different communities and cultures, from classical Greece to medieval Japan and Italian ... More

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