Jacobean Tragedy

The Quest for Moral Order
by Irving Ribner
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

Publication Date: March 31, 2017

ISBN: 9781315302133

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The work of dramatists such as George Chapman, Thomas Heywood, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford can profitably be studied as attempts to construct a new moral order in response to the absence or weakening of the religious sanction. In this study, first published in 1962, the author examines these texts in detail, and throws a great deal of light on the plays as plays. This title will be of interest to students of English Literature, Drama and Performance.