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  • A Christopher Marlowe Chronologyby Lisa Hopkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00

    This new Chronology offers a unique and accessible overview of key dates relevant to Christopher Marlowe's life and works, and enables readers to navigate their way through the various pieces of evidence for the hotly contested dating of his plays and poems. Since Marlowe's plays often focus on real historical figures, details of their lives are also... more...

  • The Female Hero in English Renaissance Tragedyby Lisa Hopkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This book focuses on female tragic heroes in England from c.1610 to c.1645. Their sudden appearance can be linked to changing ideas about the relationships between bodies and souls; men's bodies and women's; marriage and mothering; the law; and religion. Though the vast majority of these characters are closer to villainesses than heroines, these plays,... more...

  • The Shakespearean Marriageby Lisa Hopkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 145.00

    Marriage features to a greater or lesser extent in virtually every play Shakespeare wrote - as the festive end of comedy, as the link across the cycles of the history plays, as a marker of the difference between his own society and that depicted in the Roman plays, and, all too often, as the starting-point for the tragedies. Situating his representations... more...

  • Shakespeare on the Edgeby Professor Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    When Shakespeare's John of Gaunt refers to England as 'this sceptred isle', he glosses over a fact of which Shakespeare's original audience would have been acutely conscious, which was that England was not an island at all, but had land borders with Scotland and Wales. Together with the narrow channels separating the British mainland from Ireland... more...

  • Renaissance Drama on the Edgeby Professor Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Recurring to the governing idea of her 2005 study Shakespeare on the Edge, Lisa Hopkins expands the parameters of her investigation beyond England to include the Continent, and beyond Shakespeare to include a number of dramatists ranging from Christopher Marlowe to John Ford. Hopkins also expands her notion of liminality to explore not only geographical... more...

  • Bram Stokerby Lisa Hopkins; Richard Dutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts. more...

  • Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramatistsby Dr Andrew Hiscock; Lisa Hopkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 38.00

    This collection offers practical suggestions for the integration of non-Shakespearean drama into the teaching of Shakespeare. It shows both the ways in which Shakespearean drama is typical of its period and of the ways in which it is distinctive, by looking at Shakespeare and other writers who influenced and developed the genres in which he worked. more...

  • The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stageby Professor Lisa Hopkins; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Caesarian power was a crucial context in the Renaissance, as rulers in Europe, Russia and Turkey all sought to appropriate Caesarian imagery and authority, but it has been surprisingly little explored in scholarship. In this study Lisa Hopkins explores the way in which the stories of the Caesars, and of the Julio-Claudians in particular, can be used... more...

  • Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561?1633by Professor Lisa Hopkins; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The succession to the throne, Lisa Hopkins argues here, was a burning topic not only in the final years of Elizabeth but well into the 1630s, with continuing questions about how James's two kingdoms might be ruled after his death. Because the issue, with its attendant constitutional questions, was so politically sensitive, Hopkins contends that drama,... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    Magical Transformations on the Early Modern Stage furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. It considers the ways in which performances of magic reflect and feed into a sense of national identity, both in the form of magic contests and in its recurrent linkage to national defence;... more...