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Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Fiveby Paul Hammond; David Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 271.95

    This volume completes the five-volume Longman Annotated Poets Edition of the poems of John Dryden, the major poet of Restoration England.  It provides a modernized text along with full explanatory annotation.  The poems include Dryden's spirited translation from Ovid, Homer, Chaucer, and Boccaccio. This volume presents, in newly-edited texts and... more...

  • Shakespeare and Feminist Performanceby Sarah Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics... more...

  • Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)by Michael D. Bristol

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to constitute a primary affirmative theme of much American culture... more...

  • Shakespeare the Manby Joseph Candido; Charles R. Forker; Lisa Hopkins; Mythili Kaul; John Mahon; John O?Meara; Shormishtha Panja; Subhajit Sen Gupta; Stuart Sillars; Grace Tiffany; R. S. White

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 89.99

    These essays investigate the political, cultural, and religious mores of the time and how these societal factors may have pressured or influenced Shakespeare and his work. Hamlet speaks of ?the very age and body of the time his form and pressure,? a discussion that challenges the reader to decipher the links between cultural history and their manifestations... more...

  • Drama and Theatre in Urban Contextsby Kathleen Gallagher; Jonothan Neelands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Urban theatre can be described as theatre made with or by those whose lives are marked by the urban landscape and its social limits and possibilities. At the heart of this text lies the question of how theatre can illuminate the urban and how theatre is illuminated by the urban. The city, like a play, is a space where everything adopts multiple meanings.... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about William Shakespeareby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know Shakespeare introduced thousands of words into the English language, amongst them alligator, eyeball and swagger? Do you know what unusual item he left to his wife in his will? Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that suggests Shakespeare didn’t write the plays we attribute to him today? This fascinating book contains over one... more...

  • Shakespeare in French Theoryby Richard Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second... more...

  • Henry V pocket GIANTSby A J Pollard

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28

    In this concise, accessible, and engaging biography, Pollard rejects the jingoistic approach to one of England's most renowned military heroes. Henry V enjoyed spectacular success against the French, coming tantalisingly close to conquering the vast country and imposing and English dynasty; this in a reign of just nine years, in only seven of which... more...

  • Citizen-Saintsby Julia Reinhard Lupton

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Turning to the potent idea of political theology to recover the strange mix of political and religious thinking during the Renaissance, this bracing study reveals in the works of Shakespeare and his sources the figure of the citizen-saint, who represents at once divine messenger and civil servant, both norm and exception. Embodied by such diverse... more...