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- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00
This systematic analysis of the rhetoric of social exchange in early modern England opens a new approach to Shakespeare's dialogue and Elizabethan letters. Magnusson draws on modern discourse analysis and sixteenth-century epistolary theory and argues that Shakespeare's language is rooted in the everyday language of Elizabethan culture. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 56.00
The first ever comprehensive account of the way in which Shakespeare's texts have been edited and published from the Renaissance through to our own time. Murphy discusses all of the major scholarly editions and also attends to mass market popular texts, ranging widely across the rich field of Shakespeare publishing. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00
Headlam Wells argues that Shakespeare took a sceptical view of the militant-Protestant cult of heroic masculinity and at the end of his writing career turned to a different kind of leader. Plays receiving close readings include The Tempest, Henry V, Troilus and Cressida, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00
Kevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers and critics who preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of 'The Age of Johnson', and demonstrates how Johnson came to occupy a central place in the English literary canon. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
Milton's contempt for women has been accepted as fact by many critics. This book re-evaluates this claim by analysing his major poems, his four divorce tracts, and the responses of female readers. Together, these essays provide a fresh perspective on all aspects of gender in Milton's work. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00
Building on almost 300 productions from the last 25 years, Alan Dessen focuses on the playtexts used when directors stage Shakespeare's plays and looks at the price of a director's rescripting or rewriting. The results are of interest to theatrical professionals as well as theatre historians. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00
Greg Clingham examines Johnson's writing, including his biographical writing, as it intersects with eighteenth-century thought on literature, history, fiction and law and in its subsequent compatibility with and resistance to modern theory. Clingham offers a theoretically nuanced and original account of Johnson's work. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
W. B. Worthen analyses how Shakespeare is recreated in historical performance, exemplified by the Globe Theatre on Bankside; by international and intercultural performance; by film; and by the appearance of Shakespeare on the Internet. The book includes detailed discussions of recent film and stage productions. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95
The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. A critical study of the writing of Daniel Defoe. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political and religious journalism, as well as on his narrative fictions. Places emphasis on Defoe’s... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 49.95
This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.... more...