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  • Shakespeare and the Politics of Commonersby Chris Fitter

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    Counter-traditional re-readings of Shakespeare's plays, in the light of recent findings by the new social historians that the mass of ordinary commoners in Shakespeare's England held passionate political views and principles, frequently at odds with those of their rulers. more...

  • Women and Mobility on Shakespeare’s Stageby Elizabeth Mazzola

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Long before the economist Amartya Sen proposed that more than 100 million women were missing—lost to disease or neglect, kidnapping or forced marriage, denied the economic and political security of wages or membership in a larger social order—Shakespeare was interested in such women’s plight, how they were lost, and where they might have gone. Characters... more...

  • Shakespeare's Reading Audiencesby Cyndia Susan Clegg

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book asks what Shakespeare's contemporary audiences read and how their reading shaped their reception of his work. more...

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arteby Artemis Preeshl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these... more...

  • Shakespearean Starby Jennifer Barnes

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This is the first study to comprehensively analyse Laurence Olivier's Shakespearean films alongside his unique Shakespearean star image. more...

  • Shakespeare and Complexity Theoryby Claire Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this new monograph, Claire Hansen demonstrates how Shakespeare can be understood as a complex system, and how complexity theory can provide compelling and original readings of Shakespeare’s plays. The book utilises complexity theory to illuminate early modern theatrical practice, Shakespeare pedagogy, and the phenomenon of the Shakespeare ‘myth’.... more...

  • The Definitive Shakespeare Companion: Overviews, Documents, and Analysis [4 volumes]by Joseph Rosenblum

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 415.00

    Shakespeare's works often served to convey simple truths, but they are also complex, multilayered masterpieces. Shakespeare drew on varied sources to create his plays, and while the plays are sometimes set in worlds before the Elizabethan age, they nonetheless parallel and comment on situations in his own era. Written with the needs of students in... more...

  • Renaissance Ecopolitics from Shakespeare to Baconby Elizabeth D. Gruber

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has often been the testing-ground for innovations in literary studies, but this has not been true of ecocriticism. This is partly because, until recently, most ecologically minded writers have located the origins of ecological crisis in the Enlightenment, with the legacies of the Cartesian cogito singled... more...

  • Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songsby Catherine A. Henze

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    After Robert Armin joined the Chamberlain's Men, singing in Shakespeare's dramas catapulted from 1.25 songs and 9.95 lines of singing per play to 3.44 songs and 29.75 lines of singing, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon. In addition, many of the songs became seemingly improvisatory—similar to Armin's personal style as an author and solo comedian. In... more...

  • Love is Where it Fallsby Simon Callow

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Simon Callow's candid and moving memoir of his passionate friendship with legendary literary agent Peggy Ramsay. ‘This extraordinary memoir brilliantly evokes one of the most formidable and influential figures in recent British cultural history, Peggy Ramsay, muse, patron and scourge of the post- Look Back in Anger generation... Those of us... more...