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- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 32.00
Literary scholars often avoid the category of the aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that purely aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work’s sociopolitical heft and meaning. In Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages , Eleanor Johnson reveals that aesthetics—the formal aspects of literary language that... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
This is a study of the rich and diverse range of musical responses to Shakespeare that have taken place from the seventeenth century onwards. Written from a literary perspective, the book explores the many genres and contexts in which Shakespeare and his work have enjoyed a musical afterlife discussing opera, ballet, and classical symphony alongside... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? With these immortal lines Shakespeare begins his most famous sonnet and perhaps the most famous love poem of all time. But this poem, and more than 100 others, first published 400 years ago in a slim volume entitled Shakespeare's Sonnets, was written by Shakespeare not about a beautiful young woman, but... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00
William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the law. Legal documents make up most of the records we have of his life, and trials, lawsuits, and legal terms permeate his plays. Gathering an extraordinary team of literary and legal scholars, philosophers, and even sitting judges, Shakespeare and the Law demonstrates that Shakespeare’s thinking... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Investigations into how the brain actually works have led to remarkable discoveries and these findings carry profound implications for interpreting literature. This study applies recent breakthroughs from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology in order to deepen our understanding of John Donne's Songs and Sonnets. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Shakespeare's Political Wisdom offers interpretations of five Shakespearean plays with a view to the enduring guidance those plays can provide to human, political life. The plays have been chosen for their relentless attention to the questions that were once and may sometime become, or be recognized as being, the heart and soul of politics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
'Kidnie's study presents original, sophisticated, and profoundly intelligent answers to important questions.' - Lukas Erne, University of Geneva 'This is a fine and productive book, one that will surely draw significant attention and commentary well beyond the precincts of Shakespeare studies.' - W.B. Worthen, Columbia University Shakespeare?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
In the course of exploring the theatrical cultures of South and East Asia, eminent Shakespeareanist John Russell Brown developed some remarkable theories about the nature of performance, the state of Western 'Theatre' today, and the future potential of Shakespeare's plays. In New Sites for Shakespeare he outlines his passionate belief in the power... more...
- Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 5.95
New Kittredge Shakespeare editions combine performance issues in feature films with the clarity of Kittredge's notes to provide an entry for students to Shakespeare's plays. Included: performance notes, essays on reading that play as a performance. more...