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Shakespeare

  • The Shakespearean International Yearbook: Volume 14by Tom Bishop; Alexa Huang; Brett D. Hirsch; Hugh Craig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In 2002, for the second volume of this journal, Ian Lancashire reflected on the state of computing in Shakespeare. The decade since his review has seen dramatic change in the web of ‘digital Shakespeares’. This issue’s special section on Digital Shakespeares reflects on these developments and achievements, highlights current research... more...

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...

  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethicsby Patrick Gray; John D. Cox

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics examines representations of moral choice in Shakespeare's plays, focusing on intellectual history, Montaigne, and Christian ethics. more...

  • A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragediesby Michael Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them. more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poemsby A. D. Cousins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Alongside Spenser, Sidney and the early Donne, Shakespeare is the major poet of the 16th century, largely because of the status of his remarkable sequence of sonnets. Professor Cousins' new book is the first comprehensive study of the Sonnets and narrative poems for over a decade. He focuses in particular on their exploration of self-knowledge, sexuality,... more...

  • Studying Shakespeareby Katherine Armstrong; Graham Atkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This book is a concise single volume guide to studying Shakespeare, covering practical as well as theoretical issues. The text deals with the major topics on a chapter-by-chapter basis, starting with why we study Shakespeare, through Shakespeare and multimedia, to a final chapter on Shakespeare and Theory. Current trends and recent developments in... more...

  • Representing Shakespeareby Robert Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre... more...

  • On King Learby Lawrence Danson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In their lectures on King Lear, the eight contributors to this volume fulfill Shakespeare's rigorous injunction to Speak what we feel" about the playwright's amplest tragedy. Representing distinctive but complementary points of view, they cover theatrical history, verbal style, acting and actors, the playwright in his cultural context and in the light... more...

  • The Renaissance Hamletby Roland Mushat Frye

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    Drawing on recent advances in historical knowledge, the author describes contemporary attitudes toward issues such as rebellion, conscience, regicide, incest, retribution, and mourning. His investigation reveals a number of convincing new reasons for viewing Hamlet not as an irresolute young man but as a vigorous and determined figure in confrontation... more...

  • Shakespeare's Revision of KING LEARby Steven Urkowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Of the three texts of King Lear--the Quarto version printed in 1608, the Folio edition of 1623, and the modern composite of these two early texts--it has been assumed that both the Quarto and Folio versions arc distortions of an unblemished original" now lost and that only the modern text accurately approaches Shakespeare's lost original manuscript.... more...