Painted Devils, Siren Tongues: The Semiotic Universe of Jacobean Tragedy by Justyna GalantPainted Devils, Siren Tongues: The Semiotic Universe of Jacobean Tragedy by Justyna Galant

Painted Devils, Siren Tongues: The Semiotic Universe of Jacobean Tragedy

byJustyna Galant

Hardcover | March 29, 2015

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The book outlines the semiotic universe of Jacobean drama, examining both canonical tragedies by Thomas Middleton, John Webster and less known dramas such as Anonymous Lust’s Dominion, Markham and Sampson’s Herod and Antipater or Thierry and Theodoret by Beaumont and Fletcher.
Justyna Laura Galant is assistant professor in the Department of English Studies at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. She publishes on Renaissance drama, utopia and dystopia in literature, on film and the new media.
Title:Painted Devils, Siren Tongues: The Semiotic Universe of Jacobean TragedyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:March 29, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631626266

ISBN - 13:9783631626269


Table of Contents

Contents: Jacobean tragedy – Semiotics and drama – Thomas Middeton – John Webster – John Marston – Markham and Sampson – Beaumont and Fletcher – Lust's Dominion – Jurij Lotman – Mikhail Bakhtin.

Editorial Reviews

This is an innovative study, well argumented and convincing in its application of semiotic methodology. Justyna Galant is well aware of the vast critical heritage of Jacobean revenge plays, and yet she manages to present new readings that are impressive both in the quality of the analytical tools applied and in the depth of her insights and synthesis. Even when discussing plays that have relatively frequently been the object of critical studies, Galant manages to shed fresh light on the ways in which meanings are created. (Jerzy Limon, University of Gdańsk) Justyna Galant’s book is a thoughtful literary analysis of eleven Jacobean tragedies whose high level of hermeneutic detail allows possible dramaturgical applications, i.e. can be used as a reading device in structuring the meaning of texts translated into theatrical performances. The originality of this study lies in its focused analysis of the world-creating operations of alternative realities by means of verbal and dramatic procedures that serve the intentions of their authors. (José Eduardo Reis, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)