The conception of tragedy in recent English drama
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It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the conception of tragedy in English drama of the period 1900-1912. In the investigation three questions have been considered. 1. What conceptions of tragedy prevailed in English literature at the beginning of the present activity in dramatic composition? 2. What plays of the period discussed embody tragic conceptions of life? 3. In what respects do these tragic conceptions differ from the previous conceptions of tragedy in English literature?