I have already noted Geoffrey Fenton's justification of fiction in the dedication of his Bandello translations to Mary Sidney in Certaine Tragicall
Brooke, Arthur 1984: The Tragicall
Historye of Romeus and Juliet.
Freely admitting that many of her chosen texts - Painter's Palace of Pleasure, Fenton's Certain Tragicall
Discourses, and Pettie's A Petite Palace of Pettie his Pleasure - are now of little significance to modern readers, Hutson persuasively argues that they nevertheless remain significant to our understanding of how the placement of women in society became of crucial concern to male writers from the 1560s onward.
7 For Anthony Marlowe, see John Bakeless, The Tragicall
History of Christopher Marlowe (Cambridge: Harvard Univ.
18 William Shakespeare, The tragicall
historie of Hamlet prince of Denmarke (London, 1603; STC 22275), sig.
Doctor Faustus (in full The Tragicall
History of D.
The festival opened with Randolph Curtis Rand's staging of The Tragicall
Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, a presentation of the complete second quarto (circa 1604).
For example, Alexander Neville, in the dedicatory epistle to his translation of Oedipus, describes his purpose as similar to Seneca's, "Which was by the tragicall
and Pompous showe upon Stage, to admonish all men of their fickle Estates, to declare the un-constant head of wavering Fortune, her sodayne interchaunged and soone altered Face: and lyvely to expresse the just revenge, and fearefull punishments of horrible Crimes, wherewith the wretched worlde in these our myserable dayes pyteously swarmeth.
49) Ethel Seaton, 'Marlowe and His Authorities', Times Literary Supplement (16 June 1921), 388; Bakeless, Tragicall
27) The troublesome raigne and lamentable death of Edward the second, King of England with the tragicall
fall of proud Mortimer: as it was sundrie times publiquely acted in the honourable citie of London, by the right honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Published in London in 1585, the title page of Robert Greene's Planetomachia promised its prospective readers a healthy dose of entertainment and education, combining an astronomical discourse of the 'essence, nature, and influence' of the planets with 'pleasaunt and Tragicall
It recently happened that I was asked to review a stage script and offer, as promised a year earlier, an introductory lecture for our theater company's production of The Tragicall
Historie of Doctor Faustus.