Shakespeare - the Tragedies (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)

Shakespeare - the Tragedies (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)

By: Nicolas Tredell (author)Hardback

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This Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on Shakespeare's tragedies, from the seventeenth century through to the present day. Introducing essential concepts, themes and debates, and summarising major critical texts, Nicolas Tredell examines how the category of Shakespeare's tragedies has been constructed, contested and changed.

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About Author

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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137404893
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781137404893
  • weight: 381
  • ISBN10: 1137404892

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