Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Guide to Criticism / Edition 1

Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Guide to Criticism / Edition 1

by Emma Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631220100

ISBN-13: 9780631220107

Pub. Date: 10/06/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This Guide steers students through the critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies from the sixteenth century to the present day.

  • Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies.
  • Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.
  • Substantial editorial material links the

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Overview

This Guide steers students through the critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies from the sixteenth century to the present day.

  • Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare’s tragedies.
  • Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.
  • Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context.
  • Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631220107
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/2003
Series:
Blackwell Guides to Criticism Series, #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. ICriticism 1590-19043
1Before Bradley: Criticism 1590-19045
Pt. IITwentieth-century Criticism51
2Genre: An Overview53
3Genre: Critical Extracts60
King Lear and Essentialist Humanism60
Coriolanus and Interpretations of Politics73
4Character: An Overview95
5Character: Critical Extracts104
The Resources of Characterization in Othello104
The Woman in Hamlet: An Interpersonal View122
6Language: An Overview141
7Language: Critical Extracts149
Antony and Cleopatra149
Imperfect Speakers161
8Gender and Sexuality: An Overview185
9Gender and Sexuality: Critical Extracts192
The Daughter's Seduction in Titus Andronicus192
Femininity and the Monstrous in Othello219
10History and Politics: An Overview241
11History and Politics: Critical Extracts248
Macbeth and the 'Name of King'248
'Is This a Holiday?' Shakespeare's Roman Carnival267
12Texts: An Overview280
13Texts: Critical Extracts289
Quarto and Folio King Lear289
Bad Taste and Bad Hamlet302
14Performance: An Overview328
15Performance: Critical Extracts337
Titus Andronicus337
Baz Luhrmann's Millennial Shakespeare349
Index364

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