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Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

  • Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporariesby Dirk Delabastita; Ton Hoenselaars

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    Ben Jonson animates The Alchemist with an intersection of languages. In this moral satire, he captures the layered dialects, specialized vocabularies, and social desires of London and holds them up for view. This essay examines the play’s negotiation of ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ modes of translation, also with reference... more...

  • Robert Fergussonby Robert Fergusson; James Robertson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 10.19

    This edition, first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson?s birth, and revised in 2007, contains all his poems in Scots, a selection of poems in English, an introductory essay, revised orthography, substantial footnotes, eight illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson... more...

  • The Living Milton (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is "alive" and that other attempts to represent him as irrelevant to the interests... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby John F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1993. Presenting excerpts and articles on the themes and characters from the most famous story of young lovers, this collection brings together scholarship relating to the language, performance, and impact of the play. Ordered in three parts, the chapters cover analysis, reviews and interpretation from a wide ranging array... more...

  • The Beaux Stratagemby George Farquhar

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • 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...

  • Shakespeareby Hans-Dieter Gelfert

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.62

    William Shakespeare ist der wohl größte englische Dichter. Hans-Dieter Gelfert gibt in diesem Buch eine Einführung in Leben und Werk. Er skizziert das gesellschaftliche Bewußtsein der Shakespearezeit und die Grundthemen des Gesamtwerks, interpretiert die wichtigsten Werke und deutet sie vor dem Hintergrund des elisabethanischen Weltbildes und der anbrechenden... more...

  • Shakespeare: Ideas in Profileby Paul Edmondson

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics Shakespeare is the world's greatest writer. In this lively and authoritative introduction, Paul Edmondson presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist and poet, and encourages us to take ownership of the works for ourselves as words to be spoken as well as discussed. We get a wide sense... 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...

  • Macbethby Samuel Schoenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ?the Scottish play?, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson?s brief 1765 comment to the editor?s own piece on the Porter?s scene, the texts included here are popular important accounts of thoughts and scholarship... more...