New Theory of Tragedy: Storm and Stress Drama

Author: Wagner, Eva
Year:2016
Pages:312
ISBN:1-4955-0440-6
978-1-4955-0450-1
Price:219.95
As the book title indicates, It is first of all a new theory of tragedy. In particular, it is an investigation of fate and guilt concepts as rationalisations of irrational tragic reality, reflected generally in Geistegeschichte, then in literary tragedies of the Western world and eventually in Storm and Stress dramas. Remarkably, they summarize, contradict, and to some extent predict all major “solutions” to tragic insolubility, as illustrated in the main sections: Greek, Christian, and Enlightenment world views.

Table of Contents

Abstract
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Theory and Background
Chapter II: Classical Greek and Storm and Stress Tragedy
Chapter III: The Christian Tradition and Storm and Stress Drama
Chapter IV: Enlightenment Features in Storm and Stress Drama
Chapter V: Criticism and Conclusions
Bibliography
Index