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Radical Tragedy (3rd Edition)

Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, Third Edition

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Pages: 419

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09 April 2010

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09 April 2010

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09 April 2010

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08 April 2010

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When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical...

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When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical Tragedy remains a landmark study of Renaissance drama and a classic of cultural materialist criticism. The corrected and reissued third edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a candid new Preface by the author and features a Foreword by Terry Eagleton.

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A classic theory text which is widelyused in undergraduate study of the subject
The reissued third edition features a candid and inspiring new Preface by the author in which he openly explains his reasons for excluding discussion of Othello from the original work
Author is a very well known writer and critic

Acknowledgements
Foreword; T.Eagleton
Preface to the Reissued Third Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
PART I: RADICAL DRAMA: ITS CONTEXTS AND EMERGENCE
Contexts
Emergence: Marston's Antonio Plays (c.1599-1601) and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (c.1601-2)
PART II: STRUCTURE, MIMESIS, PROVIDENCE
Structure: From Resolution to Dislocation
Renaissance Literary Theory: Two Concepts of Mimesis
The Disintegration of Providentialist Belief
Dr Faustus (c.1589-92): Subversion Through Transgression
Mustapha (c.1594-6): Ruined Aesthetic, Ruined Theology
Sejanus (1603): History and Realpolitik
The Revenger's Tragedy (c.1606): Providence, Parody and Black Camp
PART III: MAN DECENTRED
Subjectivity and Social Process
Bussy D'Ambois (c.1604): A Hero at Court
King Lear (c.1605-6) and Essentialist Humanism
Antony and Cleopatra (c.1607): Virtus under Erasure
Coriolanus (c.1608): The Chariot Wheel and its Dust
The White Devil (1612): Transgression Without Virtue
PART IV: SUBJECTIVITY: IDEALISM VERSUS MATERIALISM
Beyond Essentialist Humanism
Notes
Bibliography of Work Cited
Index of Names and Texts
Index of Subjects.

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JONATHAN DOLLIMORE was formerly Professor of English at the University of York, UK. His books include Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism (with Alan Sinfield, 1985, 2nd ed 1994), Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault (1991), Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture (1998), and Sex, Literature and Censorship (2000).

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JONATHAN DOLLIMORE was formerly Professor of English at the University of York, UK. His books include Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism (with Alan Sinfield, 1985, 2nd ed 1994), Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault (1991), Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture (1998), and Sex, Literature and Censorship (2000).

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