This series takes up the challenge of contemporary literary theory providing collections of seminal modern readings of key authors, genres and critical approaches. This volume brings together a range of work on aspects of Shakesperean Tragedy. Each excerpt focuses on one aspect of a range of critical perspectives. The aim of the text is not to comment on each of the individual tragedies but to offer different approaches for consideration and to provide a sufficient context to stimulate further study. Excerpts are taken from a wide range of sources including social semiotics, Marxist materialism, feminism, new historicism and poststructualism, amongst others. It covers work currently being done in Britain, America and Europe.