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9780140530193

Shakespearean Tragedy Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140530193

  • ISBN10:

    0140530193

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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'A.C. Bradley put Shakespeare on the map for generations of readers and students for whom the plays might not otherwise have become "real" at all' writes John Bayley in his foreword to this edition of Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth . Approaching the tragedies as drama, wondering about their characters as he might have wondered about people in novels or in life, Bradley is one of the most liberating in the line of distinguished Shakespeare critics. His acute yet undogmatic and almost conversational critical method has-despite fluctuations in fashion-remained enduringly popular and influential. For, as John Bayley observes, these lectures give us a true and exhilarating sense of 'the tragedies joining up with life, with all our lives; leading us into a perspective of possibilities that stretch forward and back in time, and in our total awareness of things.'

Table of Contents

Foreword 1(18)
John Bayley
Introduction 19(4)
The Substance of Shakespearean Tragedy
23(29)
Construction in Shakespeare's Tragedies
52(32)
Shakespeare's Tragic Period-Hamlet
84(43)
Hamlet
127(40)
Othello
167(28)
Othello
195(30)
King Lear
225(33)
King Lear
258(47)
Macbeth
305(31)
Macbeth
336(31)
Notes 367(102)
Index 469

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