He demonstrates this through revisionist readings of "On Language," the introduction to The Origin of German Tragic Drama
, and other liminal texts.
Tragedy itself has become problematic," says Lukacs--and here, of course, there is the possible anachronism of characterizing an ancestry of tragic drama
in a modernist context.
Ranke contextualizes his insightful close readings of each of these tragic dramas
by resituating them within their contemporary intellectual environment; he draws out the interconnections between German Enlightenment tragedy on the one hand and European neoclassical tragedy as well as 18th-century poetics and moral philosophy on the other hand, even as he unearths the inherent contradictions in the most prominent exemplars of the genre.
The tragic drama
of the Sydney Opera House overshadowed his whole career, but, by 1956 when Utzon won the competition, he had already started to create a successful practice.
Drawing on what she terms the "messianic materialism" (5) of Walter Benjamin's The Origin of the German Tragic Drama
(1927), Lupton tracks citizenship's "attempt to rezone the complex landscape of religious, ethnic, sexual, and economic differences in terms of formal equality and due process" (10).
There is an equivalent absence of Benjamin's all-important study, which would have been helpful to students: The Origin of German Tragic Drama
On the face of things, this might seem to have been just another grim day in the tragic drama
that is Warwickshire's limited-overs cricket.
Lee informs us in her introduction of the gruesome reliquary that accompanied this notification: a drop of the martyr's blood, the sword that performed the execution, and a letter from the deceased, along with another Dominican friar's account of the event and peculiar request that the martyrdom be memorialized in a tragic drama
The new approach's focus on polarities and their disruption sat well with the structures of Greek thought and their incarnation in Athenian tragic drama
Tan Xiang Xing, for example, not only inherits the Lu Xun style of criticism on nationality--as it vividly narrates the tragic drama
performed by the whole nation and the carnivalesque farce performed by the killers, victims, and bystanders--but it also deeply reflects upon the fate of the Chinese people, who were tragically dominated by Western powers in the process of modernization.
Munro shows how tragedy's common association with universal and immutable qualities falls apart when applied to Queen's Revels plays, which were constantly reshaping the protocols of tragic drama
in response to the perceived tastes and interests of their audiences at the Blackfriars and Whitefriars theatres.
This is where fine tuning of generic elements of comic and tragic drama
, the mise en scene, the stock characters and the roles they play, allows Apuleius to show himself and his intentions in the most favourable light.