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

Cover
Duke University Press, 2004 - 312 Seiten
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. The third edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new foreword by Terry Eagleton and an extensive new introduction by the author.
 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Ausgewählte Seiten

Inhalt

Acknowledgements
ix
Foreword
x
Introduction to the Third Edition
xiv
September 2001
xvi
September 1939
xix
Art and Humanism
xxii
Humanism and Materialism
xxv
Returns
xxvi
Mustapha c 15946 Ruined Aesthetic Ruined Theology
120
Tragedy as Dislocation
123
Sejanus 1603 History and Realpolitik
134
The Revengers Tragedy c 1606 Providence Parody and Black Camp
139
ii Desire and Death
143
MAN DECENTRED
151
Subjectivity and Social Process
153
i Tragedy Humanism and the Transcendent Subject
156

Knowledge and Desire
xxx
Notes
xxxv
Bibliography
xxxvii
Introduction to the Second Edition
xli
RADICAL DRAMA ITS CONTEXTS AND EMERGENCE
1
Contexts
3
Order versus History
5
ii Ideology Religion and Renaissance Scepticism
9
iii Ideology and the Decentring of Man
17
iv Secularism versus Nihilism
19
v Censorship
22
vi Inversion and Misrule
25
Emergence Marstons Antonio Plays c 15991601 and Shakespeares Troilus and Cressida c 16012
29
i Discontinuous Identity 1
30
ii Providence and Natural Law 1
36
iii Discontinuous Identity 2
40
iv Providence and Natural Law 2
42
v Ideology and the Absolute
44
vi Social Contradiction and Discontinuous Identity
47
vii Renaissance Man versus Decentred Malcontent
49
STRUCTURE MIMESIS PROVIDENCE
51
Structure From Resolution to Dislocation
53
ii Archer and Eliot
56
iii Coherence and Discontinuity
59
A Different Reality
63
Renaissance Literary Theory Two Concepts of Mimesis
70
i Poetry versus History
71
ii The Fictive and the Real
73
The Disintegration of Providentialist Belief
83
ii Providentialism and History
87
iii Organic Providence
90
iv From Mutability to Cosmic Decay
92
v Goodman and Elemental Chaos
99
vi Providence and Protestantism
103
vii Providence Decay and the Drama
107
Dr Faustus c 158992 Subversion Through Transgression
109
i Limit and Transgression
110
ii Power and the Unitary Soul
116
ii The Jacobean Displacement of the Subject
158
Christianity Stoicism and Renaissance Humanism
161
iv Internal Tensions
163
v AntiEssentialism in Political Theory and Renaissance Scepticism
169
vi Renaissance Individualism?
174
Bussy DAmbois c 1604 A Hero at Court
182
ii Court Power and Native Noblesse
185
King Lear c 16056 and Essentialist Humanism
189
Two Sides of Essentialist Humanism
191
A Materialist Reading
195
iii The Refusal of Closure
202
Antony and Cleopatra c 1607 Virtus under Erasure
204
i Virtus and History
206
ii Virtus and Realpolitik I
207
iii Honour and Policy
213
iv Sexuality and Power
215
Coriolanus c 1608 The Chariot Wheel and its Dust
218
ii Essentialism and Class War
222
The White Devil 1612 Transgression Without Virtue
231
ii The Virtuous and the Vicious
232
iii Sexual and Social Exploitation
235
iv The Assertive Woman
239
v The Dispossessed Intellectual
242
vi Living Contradictions
244
SUBJECTIVITY IDEALISM VERSUS MATERIALISM
247
Beyond Essentialist Humanism
249
i Origins of the Transcendent Subject
250
ii Essence and Universal Enlightenment Transitions
253
iii Discrimination and Subjectivity
256
Pope to Eliot
258
v Existentialism
262
vi Lawrence Leavis and Individualism
264
vi The Decentred Subject
269
Notes
272
Bibliography of Work Cited
290
Index
307
Index of Subjects
311
Urheberrecht

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Über den Autor (2004)

Jonathan Dollimore is Professor of English at the University of York. His books include Death, Desire, and Loss in Western Culture; Sex, Literature, and Censorship; Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism (with Alan Sinfield); and Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault.

Bibliografische Informationen