Reid, Gregory J.
About the author: Dr. Reid received his PhD in English from the University of Montreal. He is currently Associate Professor of English in the Department of Letters and Communications at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec. In addition to two books, he has written many articles and reviews.2002 0-7734-7178-2
This study links classic tragedy and the modern period through the concept of madness, which has been extensive preoccupation of both tragedians and modernists. Taking tragedy as a portrayal of the negation of an individual’s sense of reality, this book provides readings of eights plays: Greek plays (The Libation Bearers; Antigone; The Bacchae); Shakespeare (Othello and Macbeth); Modern Tragedy (Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire; Death of a Salesman).