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Shakespeare

  • Unearthing Shakespeareby Valerie Clayman Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 33.95

    What can the Globe Theatre tell us about performing Shakespeare? Unearthing Shakespeare is the first book to consider what the Globe, today?s replica of Shakespeare?s theatre, can contribute to a practical understanding of Shakespeare?s plays. Valerie Clayman Pye reconsiders the material evidence of Early Modern theatre-making, presenting clear,... more...

  • Shakespeare, Adaptation, Psychoanalysisby Matthew Biberman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In Shakespeare, Adaptation, Psychoanalysis, Matthew Biberman analyzes early adaptations of Shakespeare?s plays in order to identify and illustrate how both social mores and basic human psychology have changed in Anglo-American culture. Biberman contests the received wisdom that Shakespeare?s characters reflect essentially timeless truths about human... more...

  • Shakespeare, Popularity and the Public Sphereby Jeffrey S. Doty

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book argues that through dramatizations of 'popularity' - the attempt to win public opinion - Shakespeare's theatre fostered a critical public. more...

  • Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare's Romeby Maria Del Sapio Garbero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Contributors to this collection delve into the relationship between Rome and Shakespeare. They view the presence of Rome in Shakespeare's plays not simply as an unquestioned model of imperial culture, or a routine chapter in the history of literary influence, but rather as the problematic link with a distant and foreign ancestry which is both revered... more...

  • Shakespeare?s Asian Journeysby Bi-qi Beatrice Lei; Judy Celine Ick; Poonam Trivedi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume gives Asia?s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical structures that determine Shakespeare studies today,... more...

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramaby Nandini Das; Nick Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary text and looking outwards to social, cultural, and... more...

  • Pseudonymous Shakespeareby Penny McCarthy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    An investigation into modes of early modern English literary 'indirection,' this study could also be considered a detective work on a pseudonym attached to some late sixteenth-century works. In the course of unmasking 'R.L.', McCarthy scrutinizes devices employed by writers in the Sidney coterie: punning, often across languages; repetitio-insistence... more...

  • Shakespeare?s Theatre of Warby Nicholas de Somogyi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The period between 1585 (when Elizabeth formally committed her military support to the Dutch wars against Spain) and 1604 (when James at last brought it to an end) was one in which English life was preoccupied by the menace and actuality of war. The same period spans English drama?s coming of age, from Tamburlaine to Hamlet. In this thought-provoking... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Centuryby Peter Sabor; Paul Yachnin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In 1700, Shakespeare was viewed as one of the leading Renaissance playwrights, but not as supreme. By 1800, he was not only widely performed and read but celebrated as a universal genius and a national literary hero. What happened during the intervening years is the subject of this fascinating volume, which brings together Renaissance and eighteenth-century... more...

  • Shakespeare?s Troilus and Cressida and the Inns of Court Revelsby W.R. Elton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    ?No one of Shakespeare?s plays is harder to characterize?, said Coleridge of Troilus and Cressida. Over the centuries, generations of critics have faced the challenge of determining exactly what sort of play Shakespeare?s Troilus and Cressida is. Described by Victorian commentators as ?dark?, ?decadent? and ?bitter?, the work has, until now, retained... more...