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

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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...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 419 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1984)
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William Durden
I credit Dollimore with fanning the spark of interest I had in English studies into something sustainable. His was the most cogent political theory (applied to literary studies) I had read, and of course as taught by Desiree Hellegers I was able to find an 'in' to apply his insights to Hamlet, present at a conference, and get accepted to my MA program. I'll never read Shakespeare, or any text really, the same way again. Dollimore is one of my 'mentors that I've never met.'

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