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Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy

Alternative title
Elizabethan Revenge
Synopsis
Radio programme. Melvyn Bragg and guests Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick, Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham, and Janet Clare, Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Hull, discuss Elizabethan and Jacobean revenge tragedy from Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy to Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the context of the Elizabethan age.
Series
In Our Time
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Radio
Transmission details
18 Jun 2009 at 09:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Producer
James Cook
Contributor
Janet Clare; Jonathan Bate; Julie Sanders; Melvyn Bragg

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Elizabethan drama; Jacobean drama; Middleton, Thomas (1580-1627); revenge; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Webster, John; Kyd, Thomas (1558-1594)

Notes

Reviews
Source: BBC programme information, Radio Times
Marshall Williamson in a comment for S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List (SHK 20.0329 Elizabethan and Jacobean Revenge Tragedy), "These scholars are keen to point out the spectacular popularity of ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ of Thomas Kyd, the significance of the character of Hieronimo, and the precursors of Shakespeare, going back as far as Ovid and Seneca (in ‘Thyestes’, Atreus: ‘Crime should have limit but not when it is repaid’, all of Seneca’s works having been published in England by 1581), as well as the more direct predecessors in Thomas Kyd and Marston, and the effect that these preceding waves of theatre had on the new penning of ‘Titus Andronicus’.
Highly recommended." (22 June 2009),

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l16vp
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Distributor

Name

BBC Radio 4 Archive

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