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  • Quotable Shakespeareby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me.  ?Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra Truth has a quiet breast.  ?Thomas Mowbray, Richard III Marriage is a matter of more worth Than to be dealt in by attorneyship.  ?Earl of Suffolk, Henry VI, Part I This entertaining collection gathers together William Shakespeare's wisest and... more...

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)by Jan Harold Brunvand

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    William Shakespeare?s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the Shrew. This book is ideal for students of literature,... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audienceby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare?s audience. First describing the stage?s physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the masque ? the salient form of the Jacobean theatre. This... more...

  • Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)by Valerie Traub

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that desire and anxiety together constitute the erotic in... more...

  • All's Well That Ends Wellby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Although originally classified as one of Shakespeare's comedies, All's Well That Ends Well" is now more commonly classified as one of his ambiguous problem plays, so called because they defy neat classification as either comedy or tragedy. Helena, a servant harbors a secret love for Betram her mistresses' son. When the king becomes... more...

  • Artus ohne Tafelrundeby Kay Peter Jankrift

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 15.25

    Was ist dran an den Geschichten, die nicht nur zu Heldensagen, sondern immer wieder auch zu historischen Romanen und Hollywoodfilmen inspirierten? Beriet sich König Artus wirklich einmütig mit seinen Rittern an der Tafelrunde? Gilt Karl der Große zu Recht als Sachsenschlächter oder stimmt gar die These, dass es ihn nie gegeben hat? In diesem spannenden... more...

  • Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unifyby Dr Andrew Duxfield; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was prominent in the 1580s and 1590s. In combination with the ambiguity of the plays, he suggests, this focus produces... more...

  • The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)by Christopher Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare?s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture and representations of treason and punishment.... more...

  • Skepticism and Belonging in Shakespeare's Comedyby Derek Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book recovers a sense of the high stakes of Shakespearean comedy, arguing that the comedies, no less than the tragedies, serve to dramatize responses to the condition of being human, responses that invite scholarly investigation and explanation.?Taking its cue from Stanley Cavell?s influential readings of Othello and Lear , the book argues... more...

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marloweby Dr Mathew R Martin; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe?s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe?s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are... more...