When it was first published, Radical Tragedy was hailed as a groundbreaking reassessment of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. An engaged reading of the past with compelling contemporary significance, Radical Tragedy remains a landmark study of Renaissance drama and a classic of cultural materialist criticism. The corrected and reissued third edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a candid new Preface by the author and features a Foreword by Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 419
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd ed. 2010
Praise for the third edition: 'Some critical studies are full of insight, but not many of them are necessary. Radical Tragedy ranks among the necessary critical interventions of our time.' - From the Foreword by Terry Eagleton 'Prefaced by a powerful, provocative essay that brings its argument bang up to date, this splendid new edition of Radical Tragedy puts its status as a classic of cultural-materialist criticism beyond question.' - Kiernan Ryan, Royal Holloway University of London, UK 'A welcome new edition of a path-breaking book complete with a brilliantly incisive and thought-provoking Introduction that will enthuse a new generation of students. With an iconoclastic energy all too rare in academic circles, Dollimore fearlessly revalues his own project, and poses questions central to the larger critical, cultural and philosophical debates within English Studies, to which Radical Tragedy continues to make a major scholarly contribution.' - John Drakakis, University of Stirling, UK Reviews of second edition: '[an] outstanding piece of scholarship. Very useful, very influential, very well-written. In short, well worth having.' - Amazon.co.uk 'Stands as a major re-interpretation of Renaissance drama and a pioneering critical work.' - Book News 'An indispensable addition to an already indispensable book, which throws new light on the genisis of Radical Tragedy and upon the full range of interdisciplinary concerns which have acted both as a stimulus to, and as the rigorous intellectual mainstays of, its revolutionary thesis.' - John Drakakis, University of Stirling, UK 'A courageous, stimulating book which everybody interested in its subject must read.' - Christopher Hill, Literature and History 'I put this book right at the top. I read it with excitement and sustained interest throughout.' - David Bevington, University of Chicago, USA