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Shakespeare's tragedies - the plays which represent human experience in its starkest and most terrifying dimensions - are crucial to the postmodern study of early modern subjectivity. In this collection of ground-breaking essays, eminent Shakespearean scholars examine ten of these tragedies through a variety of postmodern frameworks: historical, linguistic and psychoanalytical. Although each essay presents an original perspective on one of Shakespeare's tragedies, the collection taken as a whole reveals the interdependence of these new critical approaches. The editor's introduction discusses key issues that link the essays, as well as aspects of postmodern theory that have particular relevance to Shakespeare's tragedies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333632192
ISBN-10: 0333632192
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 305
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Zimmerman

SUSAN ZIMMERMAN is Associate Professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York, and Book Review Editor of Shakespeare Studies.

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