Tragedy of state

Macbeth

in The genres of Renaissance tragedy
Abstract only
Get Access to Full Text

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

manchesterhive requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals - to see content that you/your institution should have access to, please log in through your library system or with your personal username and password.

If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/extracts and download selected front and end matter. 

Access Tokens

If you have an access token for this content, you can redeem this via the link below:

Redeem token

In England, the tragedy of state has offered a means to debate forms of government and the representation of the nation, addressing topics such as the origins of Britain, its division into kingdoms, conflict that erupts into civil war, and the state as a body politic that sickens due to the moral corruption of the court. The tragedy of state exposes the weaknesses of society, yet it also stages the dream of a cure for the nation. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is in many ways strongly connected to the conventions of the tragedy of state, but this chapter discusses how its interest in the presence of the supernatural leads to a questioning of what is natural or unnatural in the state of Scotland: endangered by both human fallibility and a climate of internal decay, it is caught in a cycle of treason that frustrates efforts at national regeneration.

Information

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 31 31 31
Full Text Views 2 2 2
PDF Downloads 1 1 1

Related Content