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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Starting with William Blake's lost painting The Ancient Britons, this book shows how the visionary artist and poet reworked the Matter of Britain--the corpus of legends presenting an alternative history of Britain--into his own mythology. He thus adds to a tradition of Arthurian epic begun by Layamon in the 13th century and continued by Edmund... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95
Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskajas statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendishs references to God, spirits, and the rational soul, and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendishs ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95
One of a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Henry V" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. The original text - or First Quarto - of "Henry V", published in 1600,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
Marvell: The Writer in Public Life is substantially revised from Professor Patterson's well received 1978 study, including a new introduction and new chapter on Marvell and secret history. This important study provides an up to date perspective on a writer still thought of merely as the author of lyric and pastoral poems. It looks at both Marvell's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this collection of 17 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 44.39
This volume provides new perspectives and innovative insights into current topics and approaches for teaching Shakespeare to all ages, and gives an overview of contemporary Shakespeare scholarship as well as practical examples that have proven successful in a wide range of classroom situations. This is particularly relevant in times of universal Shakespearean... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00
In Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Matters,Mike Scott explores and explains the secrets that have made Shakespeare's comedies so enduring that they continue to be performed,watched and studied by millions of people every year. Professor Scott focuses in turn on he Comedy of Errors,A Midsummer Night's Dream,Twelfth Night,As You Like It... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth?s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with evidence of the history of the stage. Whatever wider significances... more...