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  • Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stageby Lisa Hopkins; Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves... more...

  • Reading Early Modern Womenby Helen Ostovich; Elizabeth Sauer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Much has been written about women of the English Renaissance, but few examples of women's writing from that era have been readily available until now. This remarkable anthology assembles for the first time 144 primary texts and documents written by women between 1550 and 1700 and reveals an unprecedented view of the intellectual and literary lives... more...

  • Ben Jonsonby Ben Johnson; Helen Ostovich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. On-the-page annotations recreate the audiences perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious... more...

  • Locating the Queen's Men, 1583-1603by Helen Ostovich; Holger Schott Syme; Andrew Griffin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Locating the Queen's Men presents new and groundbreaking essays on the theatrical and economic contexts of this prominent acting company. Offering a detailed critical engagement that includes a repertory study and investigations into distinctive style, this collection revises standard accounts of Elizabethan theatre history, showing that the company,... more...

  • The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575by Jessica Dell; David Klausner; Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Approaching individual plays in the Chester cycle from the point of view of recent and startling research findings, this volume investigates how new sources shift our understanding of the last years of cycle's performance. The essays help to clarify our current perception that it was not a nation-wide policy of suppression, but rather a complex... more...

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