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Riess and George Walton Williams, '"Tragical Mirth': From Romeo to Dream',' Shakespeare Quarterly 43 (1992): 214-18 (217).
Picturehouse at FACT, 88, Wood Street, Liverpool, 0871 902 5737, Wed, 11 May Bitter, Black and Tragical: Early Modern Staging and Shakespeare Professor Tiffany Stern, from the University of Oxford, will present her talk, Bitter, Black and Tragical: Early Modern Staging and Shakespeare, in the Vicarage Lecture THEATRE, in the Old Vicarage, on the University's Parkgate Road Campus.
(12.) Mike Rodman Jones, "The Tragical History of the Reformation: Edwardian, Marian, Shakespearian," Review of English Studies, 63 (2011), 743-763, at 751; Forrest, History of Grisild, xx; and Schutte, Mary I, 91-92, all note that Mary's tutor, Juan Louis Vives, had recommended that his student read the tale of Grisilde.
The legend inspired a chapbook in Germany in 1587, followed by its entry into the canon of great literature in Christopher Marlowe's 1604 play The Tragical History of Dr.
8, picked up a volume of Walt Whitman's poetry, and read Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, all the while contemplating the connections to the history of galactic science.
Caroline Shenton's writing style is a joy: She draws the reader in through the perspectives of numerous individuals, through clipped analysis and summation of contemporary written accounts, and with a hugely diverse range of sources, many of which are elegantly witty and tragical by turns.
Tell us you bird, you tragical machine: did Petrarch love Laura?
Madani welcomed the FBI enquiry into the case as a positive step, so that the tragical cutting short of the lives of the three students does not go unpunished.
He is the author of two books, Death and a Maiden: Infanticide and the Tragical History of Grethe Schmidt (Northern Illinois Press, 2011) and "Poor, Sinning Folk": Confession and Conscience in Counter-Reformation Germany (Cornell University Press, 1996).
In France they excite only merriment; they create a laugh and are forgotten: but in this part of the world, few are the instances in which they are not followed by some dreadful and tragical catastrophe.' (33)
Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567.
A Lamentable Ballad of the Tragical Ends of William and Margaret (Northampton: William Dicey, [1750?]) [ESTC T37509].
(9) One thinks of Mephistopheles in Christopher Marlowe's Tragical History of Doctor Faustus: "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.
The last line of the narrative proper calls the story a "dissonant and tragical lament" (300).
The Tragical Life and Death of Muley Abdela Melek the Late King of Barbarie with a Proposition or Petition to All Christian Princes.