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Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

  • William Stanley as Shakespeareby John M. Rollett

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Presenting striking new evidence, this book shows that "William Shakespeare" was the pen name of William Stanley, son of the Earl of Derby. Born in 1561, he was educated at Oxford, travelled for three years abroad, and studied law in London, mixing with poets and playwrights. In 1592 Spenser recorded that Stanley had written several plays.... more...

  • King Learby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare?s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt, Moulton, Granville-Barker, Orwell, Levin, Stampfer, Gardner... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare?s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances. Opening... more...

  • Richard IIby Jeanne T. Newlin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. The four parts of this collection of articles, from 1601 to the 1970s, look at the historical and political dynamics of the play, the play in the theatre, the psychology of its characters, and its poetry and rhetoric. Bringing together the best that was written about Richard II, this volume represents the collective wisdom... more...

  • Titus Andronicusby Philip C. Kolin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Originally published in 1995. In three parts ? introduction, criticism and reviews ? this volume examines the goriest of Shakespeare?s works. The editor?s exhaustive introduction runs through the pattern of changing scholarship and commentary, introducing the key interests in the play, from its authorship to its language, rhetoric and performance.... more...

  • King John and Henry VIIIby Frances A. Shirley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather than view the plays in wider perspective. More recent... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby Thomas Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ?The Play as Text?, ?Shylock? and ?The Play in the Theatre.? Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard?s most disturbing plays. These historical critical... more...

  • Henry IV, Parts I and IIby David Bevington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1986. This volume points to the rich variety of critical responses to the Henry IV plays and their complexity. It includes selections from characteristic thought of the neoclassical age, character criticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, historical and new criticism, theatrical interpretation and other pieces by... more...

  • Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeareby Mark Bradbeer; John Casson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Shakspere's history plays are more than dramatized history lessons. They explore contemporary dangers inherent in royal succession at a time when Elizabeth I decreed that mere discussion of who would inherit the throne was treason. The plays were political and therefore dangerous. Yet William Shakspere from Stratford-upon-Avon was never arrested... more...

  • Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branaghby Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American... more...