CHANGING FACES OF TRAGEDY IN THE CLASSICAL, RENAISSANCE AND MODERN PERIODS

CHANGING FACES OF TRAGEDY IN THE CLASSICAL, RENAISSANCE AND MODERN PERIODS

ABSTRACT

The framework of this research falls on its search to draw a comparative analysis of the concept and characteristics of Classical, Renaissance and Modern tragedies. The tragic conception from the time of the Greeks to the present has undergone a metamorphosis in definitions and experience. g Based on this premise, this thesis shows the diversity of the tragic conception and characteristics, its continuity and deviations. Even though there have been changes over the centuries in the concept of the tragic genre, its essence remains the same. The study also employs the Patho-Cathartic approach to the interpretation and determination of the tragic vision.