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Shakespearean tragedy in Eastern Europe

Drabek, Pavel



Michael Neill

David Schalkwyk


Eastern Europe is a problematic geopolitical concept comprising anywhere from 7 to 20 countries—culturally, ethnically and historically different. What they share is a Communist past. This essay discusses the diverse historical heritage of Eastern Europe, and theorizes the semantics of the post-Communist tragic hero and the modern trends in Shakespearean tragedy using examples from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

Publication Date 2016-08
Pages 746-760
Book Title The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy
Chapter Number 45
ISBN 978-0-19-872419-3
Institution Citation Drabek, P. (2016). Shakespearean tragedy in Eastern Europe. In M. Neill, & D. Schalkwyk (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy, 746-760. Oxford University Press.
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