Table of contents for Tragic play : irony and theater from Sophocles to Beckett / Christoph Menke ; translated by James Phillips.

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Prefatory Note
Part I. The Excess of Judgment: A Reading of Oedipus Tyrannus
1. "It was I myself": The Shape of Destiny
	Acting, Knowing, Judging
	"In the Manner of Tragedy"
2. From Judging to Being Judged: The Story of Oedipus
	The Juridification of the Oracle
	Placing a Curse
	The "Curse of the Law"
3. Author and Character: Oedipus's Existence
	Dramatic Existence
	Transcendental Dramatics
	Excursus: The Concept of Tragic Irony
4. The Violence of Judgment: Oedipus's Experience
	Philosophy and Tragedy
	The Objectivity of Judgment
	Oedipus's Lament
	Errors Great and Small
	The Paradox in the Judgment of an Error
5. "Learning from Suffering": Tragedy and Life
Part II. Theoretical Interlude: The Process of Tragedy
6. Toward an Aesthetics of Tragedy: From the Beautiful to Play
	The Suspension of the Tragic in the Beautiful
	Contemplation or Reflection 
	Acting Out Action
	The Freedom of the Actor
7. Promise and Impotence of Play
	Parody of Tragedy and Tragedy of Parody: Romantic Comedy 
	The Untragic Hero: The Dialectical Lehrst?ck
	Meta-theater, Meta-tragedy 
Part III. The Tragedy of Play
8. Tragedy and Skepticism: On Hamlet
	Action, Knowledge, Play
	"Madness" and Irony
	Dizziness of Reflection: Theater and Tragedy
9. Three Sketches: Beckett, M?ller, Strauss
	The Score of the Feud: Samuel Beckett's Endgame
 	Gladiators of Play: Heiner M?ller's Philoktet
 	Never: Botho Strauss's Ithaka

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Tragedy -- History and criticism.