|Publisher:||Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference|
|Product dimensions:||5.41(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition.- Acknowledgements.- Reinterpreting Shakespeare Today.- The Future of History: 1 and 2 Henry IV.- Shakespearean Tragedy: The Subversive Imagination.- Shakespearean Comedy and Romance: The Utopian Imagination.- 'Dreaming on things to come': Shakespeare and the Future of Criticism.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
From reviews of the first edition:'It is impossible to do justice to the compacted richness of Ryan's Study...The book is certainly a major contribution to Shakespeare studies.' - The Times
'Already acclaimed by leading Shakespearean critics, this book effects a timely reorientation of Shakespeare studies. With insight and accessibility, Ryan argues that literary criticism- both on the left and the right- has worked to fix Shakespeare as a political conservative. The reality, says Ryan, is that Shakespeare constantly pushes towards new dispensations and new liberties, which can be imagined in plays but not yet apprehended. A thrilling polemic.'The Guardian