Andrew Cecil Bradley
Bradley, Andrew Cecil
Andrew Cecil Bradley, 1851–1935, English scholar and critic, b. Cheltenham; brother of Francis Herbert Bradley. He taught at Oxford for many years and was professor of poetry there (1901–6). Bradley is known for his Shakespearean Tragedy (1904), a classic work of criticism noted for its exposition of Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth as psychological beings and of Shakespeare as a consummate interpreter of the human soul. Bradley's other works include Oxford Lectures on Poetry (1909) and Ideals of Religion (1940).