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- Taylor and Francis 1996; US$ 41.95
Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00
Shakespeare's Humanism challenges the central, defining principle of postmodern Shakespeare criticism by arguing that the idea of a universal human nature was as important to Shakespeare as it was to every other Renaissance writer. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00
Outlining the controversies that have surrounded the academic discipline of English Literature since its institutionalization in the late nineteenth century, this important book draws on a range of archival sources. It addresses issues that are central to the identity of academic English - how the subject came into existence, and what makes it a specialist... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The commentary, printed alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have shaped the play in performance. more...
- Pearson Education 2006; US$ 21.99
It is long overdue that someone took a closer look at the brilliant Mary Sidney. I have a suspicion that Mary Sidney?s life, and especially her dedication to the English language after her brother?s death, may throw important light on the mysterious authorship of the Shakespeare plays and poems. ? Mark Rylance Actor; Artistic Director of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 41.00
Shuger's study of Measure to Measure offers a sweeping reinterpretation of English political thought in the aftermath of the Reformation, one that focuses not on the tension between Crown and Parliament but on the relation of the sacred to the state. more...
- HarperCollins 2006; US$ 13.99
Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her to the truth behind literature's greatest mystery. For more than 150 years, academics have questioned how William Shakespeare of Stratford, a... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00
Shakespeare and the Classics demonstrates that the classics are of central importance in Shakespeare's plays and in the structure of his imagination. Written by an international team of Shakespeareans and classicists, this book offers the most rounded and comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's classicism currently available. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 38.00
Modern historiography dismisses the medieval lives of saints about whom little was really known as "pious fiction". This study demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous nor blinded by piety. more...