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Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Harryingby Harry Berger Jr.

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare's Henriad--Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say. Shakespeare's speakers try to say one thing. Their language says... more...

  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Skills for Literature and the Unseen Poetry Student's Bookby Paula Adair; Sarah Basham; Rachel Bryant

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 28.78

    Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. Equip your students with the skills required to analyse and respond to every poem in the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology. - Helps students of all abilities to explore each poem with a step-by-step approach to textual analysis that moves gradually from first impressions to detailed explorations. - Develops the skills students need... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetryby Kerri Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers? affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on patronage. more...