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A.C.Bradley's Shakespearean Tragedy, first published in 1904, ranks as one of the greatest works of Shakespearean criticism of all time. This centenary edition includes a new introduction by Robert Shaughnessy that places Bradley's work in the critical, intellectual, and cultural context of its time, summarizes the content and argumentative thrust of the book, outlines the critical debates and counter-arguments that have followed in the wake of its publication and, most importantly, prompts readers to engage with...

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Overview

A.C.Bradley's Shakespearean Tragedy, first published in 1904, ranks as one of the greatest works of Shakespearean criticism of all time. This centenary edition includes a new introduction by Robert Shaughnessy that places Bradley's work in the critical, intellectual, and cultural context of its time, summarizes the content and argumentative thrust of the book, outlines the critical debates and counter-arguments that have followed in the wake of its publication and, most importantly, prompts readers to engage with the work itself.

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The introduction is outstanding, everything one could wish it to be. Shaughnessy helps us properly to understand the nature of Bradley's project and his astonishing influence.
-Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230001893
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

A.C. BRADLEY was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford until his death in 1935. ROBERT SHAUGHNESSY is Professor of Theatre at the University of Kent.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition—R.Shaughnessy
• Introduction
• The Substance of Shakespearean Tragedy
• Construction in Shakespeare's Tragedies
• Shakespeare's Tragic Period - Hamlet
Hamlet
Othello
Othello
King Lear
King Lear
Macbeth
Macbeth
• Notes
• Notes—R. Shaughnessy
• Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Not hyperlinked

    Bradley's work is an incredible contribution to Shakespearean studies, yet I must recommend paying the few dollars more for the premium edition. This one doesn't have anything hyperlinked, and with the table of contents' page numbers not corresponding to the Nook's, it becomes very inconvenient to navigate through the text. There likewise are a few typing errors.

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