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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 29.95
In this beautifully illustrated book, one of the foremost Shakespeareans of our time explores the ways in which Shakespeare has been imagined from his time to ours. Drawing on performance history, textual history and the visual arts (including a fascinating chapter on portraiture), Imagining Shakespeare displays throughout the cultural versatility,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 46.00
Petrarch imagined that the hopeless but pure love of a woman could lead a man to heaven. In sixteenth-century England Edmund Spenser wrote poetry in the Petrarchan tradition while flirting with a very different kind of feminine image, creating a new form of eroticism to which later writers responded. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00
Robert Matz analyzes the defense of literature in Renaissance England in the context of social transformations particularly affecting the aristocracy. Alongside revisionary accounts of the work of Elyot, Sidney and Spenser, this original study engages with important theoretical work such as Pierre Bourdieu's and offers a substantial critique of New... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 50.00
This valuable study illuminates the idea of nobility as display, as public performance, in Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature and society. Through detailed readings of major authors, David Posner examines the tensions between literary or imaginative representations of 'nobility', and the increasingly problematic historical position of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00
This innovative study examines plays, historical narratives and biographical accounts, to discover how people coped with the exigencies of credit, debt, mortgaging and capital ventures in early modern England. Plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries are paired with writings about the finances of royalty, aristocrats, privateers, theatrical entrepreneurs... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 50.00
This persuasive book describes the complex, often violent connections between body and voice in Ovid's Metamorphoses and works by Petrarch, Marston and Shakespeare. Lynn Enterline brilliantly reveals how Ovid's stories of violence and desire disturb Renaissance conceptions of authorship and what makes the difference between male and female experience. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00
Explores the dynamics of imitation among early modern European powers in literary and historiographical texts from sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England, and the New World. The author considers problems of reading and literary transmission; imperial ideology and colonial identities; counterfeits and forgery; and piracy. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
The essential lyric works of the great Elizabethan playwright?newly revised and updated Though best known for his plays?and for courting danger as a homosexual, a spy, and an outspoken atheist?Christopher Marlowe was also an accomplished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited updated and revised edition of his poems and translations contains his... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 9.00
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99
Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s. The charming Newland Archer is content to live within its constraints until he meets Ellen Olenska, whose arrival threatens his impending marriage as well as his comfortable future. - ;'They... more...