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Shakespeare: The Tragedies

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 216
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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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Shakespeare's tragedies are among the greatest works of tragic art and have attracted a rich range of commentary and interpretation from leading creative and critical minds. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive survey...

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Shakespeare's tragedies are among the greatest works of tragic art and have attracted a rich range of commentary and interpretation from leading creative and critical minds. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on the tragedies, from the seventeenth century through to the present day.In this book, Nicolas Tredell:• introduces essential concepts, themes and debates• relates Shakespeare's tragedies to fi elds of study including psychoanalysis, gender, race, ecology and philosophy• summarises major critical texts from Dryden and Dr Johnson to Janet Adelman and Julia Reinhard Lupton, and covers influential critical movements such as New Criticism, New Historicism and poststructuralism• demonstrates how key critical approaches work in practice, with close reference to Shakespeare's texts.Informed and incisive, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in how the category of Shakespeare's tragedies has been constructed, contested and changed over the years.

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The first guide to criticism on the Shakespeare's tragedies that has a broad historical scope, covering texts from seventeenth century to the present day
Concise and balanced summaries of key critical approaches and interpretations
Ideal for students studying Shakespeare's tragedies for the first time

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Text
Introduction
1. The Augustans
2. The Romantics
3. The Victorians
4. Character and Correlative
5. Psychoanalysis and Desire
6. Imagery and Form
7. Archetype and Absurdity
8. History and Subjectivity
9. Gender and Sexuality
10. Ethnicity and Ecology
11. Philosophy and Ethics
12. Religions and Reformations
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index.

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Nicolas Tredell is a freelance writer and formerly taught Literature, Film, Drama and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the series editor of the Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism series and has authored a number of books in that series, including the volume on Macbeth.

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Nicolas Tredell is a freelance writer and formerly taught Literature, Film, Drama and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the series editor of the Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism series and has authored a number of books in that series, including the volume on Macbeth.

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