Tragedy and Tragic Theory: An Analytical Guide

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Index
Boldfaced numbers indicate where a term is defined.
Abel, Lionel, 175, 180
Absalom! Absalom! ( Faulkner), 122
Absent One, The: Mourning Ritual, Tragedy, and the Performance of Ambivalence ( Cole), 46, 119-20
Absurd drama, 194, 199
Achilles Choice. Examples of Modern Tragedy ( Lenson), 61
Acting, 10, 121, 126
Adamczewski, Zygmunt, 6, 90, 91, 115, 119
Addison, Joseph, 27, 30, 31, 34, 114, 116
Adjustment, psychological, 35, 117, 152
Advancement and Reformation of Modern Poetry ( Dennis), 27
Aeschylus, 65, 73, 175. See also Agamemnon; Eumenides, The; Libation Bearers, The, Oresteia, The; Persians, The
Aesthetic distance, 30
Aesthetic theories of tragedy, 30-31, 46-49, 117-22; P. H. Frye, 77; Gardner, 61; Guha, 78; Kant, 55; Koestler, 80; Krieger, 74; Langer, 94; Lesser, 36; Richards, 111; Terzakis, 89
Affective Fallacy, 9
Agamemnon (Aeschylus), 116, 145, 158, 166-72, 178. See alsoOresteia, The
Agon, 42, 172
Ambiguity, tragic, 110-20, 129, 144; Camus on, 68-69; Ellis-Fermor on, 70; Existentialists on, 68; Goldmann on, 69; Kierkegaard on, 67; in The Oresteia, 170, 174; Reiss on, 47; in Romeo and Juliet, 184; Sewall on, 73
Ambivalence as tragic, 11, 17, 117, 126, 134, 135, 155-59; Aristotle on, 23; Cole on, 46, 120; Henn on, 83; Miller on, 92; Plato on, 20; Schiller on, 57
Anatomy of Criticism ( Northrop Frye), 43
Anderson, Maxwell, 8, 97-98, 126, 147
Anouilh, Jean, 136, 144-46, 189
Antagonist, 143
Antigone ( Anouilh), 136, 145
Antigone ( Sophocles), 60, 67, 126, 142, 154, 156, 157, 159, 170
Antihero, 142-43

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter Outline ix
  • Introduction: the Problem of Understanding Tragedy 1
  • Notes 13
  • Part I Approaches to Tragic Theory 15
  • Chapter 1 The Audience Response 17
  • Notes 49
  • Chapter 2 The Dualistic Chasm 53
  • Conclusions 85
  • Chapter 3 The Flowering of the Human Spirit 87
  • Part II Toward a Definition of Tragedy 103
  • Chapter 4 The Circle of Inquiry 105
  • Chapter 5 The Scope of Tragedy 133
  • Part III The Application of Theory 163
  • Chapter 6 A Sampling of Tragedy 165
  • Chapter 7 - Conclusion 201
  • Appendix: Biographies of Principal Theorists 205
  • Selected Bibliography 219
  • Index 225
  • About the Author 237
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