Macbeth

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Overview

This Guide provides a critical survey of the rich range of responses to Macbeth, as well as the key debates and developments from the seventeenth century to the present day. Leading the reader through material chronologically, the Guide summarizes, explains and assesses key interpretations, sets them in their intellectual and historical contexts, and supplies extracts from criticism which exemplify crucial critical positions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403999252
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/22/2006
  • Series: Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

NICOLAS TREDELL is Consultant Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Readers' Guides and has produced five Guides for the series. He has published widely on literary criticism and theory - his previous publications include The Critical Decade (1993), Conversations with Critics (1994) and a history of film theory, Cinemas of the Mind (2002). For many years he has taught and convened Sussex University literature courses, most recently on Shakespeare.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Note on the Text
• Introduction
• The Seventeenth to the Late Eighteenth Century: The Development of Macbeth Criticism
• The Nineteenth Century: Romantic and Victorian Macbeth
• The Early Twentieth Century: Tragedy, Psychoanalysis and Imagery
• The Mid-Twentieth Century: History, Manhood, the Naked Babe, Nature and Evil
• The Later Twentieth Century: History, Tragedy, Violence and Ideology
• The Later Twentieth Century: Language, Subjectivity, and Subversion
• The Later Twentieth Century: Men, Women and Witches
• Conclusion: The Twenty-First Century: Future Directions
• Select Bibliography
• Select Filmography
• Index

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