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Radical Tragedy

Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries by Jonathan Dollimore
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Radical Tragedy is both a landmark study of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and a classic of cultural materialist thought. The third edition reproduces the original text with the addition of a Foreword by Terry Eagleton, and an extensive new Introduction which argues for the continuing relevance of the tragic aesthetic in today's world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Foreword; T.Eagleton - Introduction to the Third 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

Author Biography

JONATHAN DOLLIMORE is Professor of English at the University of York. 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). -
Release date NZ
October 31st, 2003
Contributors
Foreword by Terry Eagleton Revised by Terry Eagleton
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
3rd Revised edition
Illustrations
notes, bibliography, indexes
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
416
ISBN-13
9781403904775
Product ID
2248614

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