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Shakespeare

  • Costuming the Shakespearean Stageby Robert I. Lublin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Although scholars have long considered the material conditions surrounding the production of early modern drama, until now, no book-length examination has sought to explain what was worn on the period's stages and, more importantly, how articles of apparel were understood when seen by contemporary audiences. Robert Lublin's new study considers royal... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeareby R. Malcolm Smuts

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 202.50

    he Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare offers literary scholars a variety of perspectives, insights and methodologies found in current historical work that inform the study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. more...

  • Designers' Shakespeareby John Russell Brown; Stephen Di Benedetto

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Theatre Design involves everything seen on stage: not only scenery but costumes, wigs, makeup, properties, lighting, sound, even the shape and material of the stage itself. Designers? Shakespeare presents and analyses the work of a half-dozen leading practitioners of this specialist art. By focusing specifically on their Shakespearean work, it also... more...

  • Unsettled Tolerationby Brian Walsh

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 97.99

    Unsettled Toleration investigates how plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries grappled with the reality of a fractured Christendom some sixty years after the Reformation initiated by King Henry VIII. more...

  • Ecocritical Shakespeareby Lynne Bruckner; Dan Brayton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in... more...

  • King Lear in Brooklynby Michael Pennington

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2016; US$ 18.99

    What is King Lear really thinking? What has made his daughters what they are? What does his mysterious Fool dream about? What really lies behind the familiar lines of Shakespeare?s great tragedy? Michael Pennington appeared triumphantly as King Lear in New York in 2014 and repeats the part in a major UK tour in 2016. As well as giving an enthralling... more...

  • Hamlet's Momentby Andr?s Kis?ry

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 128.25

    Hamlet's Moment reveals how plays written in the first decade of the seventeenth century were shaped by forms of professional political knowledge and by the social promises such knowledge held, and they familiarized their audiences with them. more...

  • Native Shakespearesby Parmita Kapadia; Craig Dionne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Explored in this essay collection is how Shakespeare is rewritten, reinscribed and translated to fit within the local tradition, values, and languages of the world's various communities and cultures. Contributors show that Shakespeare, regardless of the medium - theater, pedagogy, or literary studies - is commonly 'rooted' in the local customs of a... more...

  • Hamlet, Protestantism, and the Mourning of Contingencyby John E. Curran Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Building on current scholarly interest in the religious dimensions of the play, this study shows how Shakespeare uses Hamlet to comment on the Calvinistic Protestantism predominant around 1600. By considering the play's inner workings against the religious ideas of its time, John Curran explores how Shakespeare portrays in this work a completely deterministic... more...

  • Crowd and Rumour in Shakespeareby Kai Wiegandt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In this study, the author offers new interpretations of Shakespeare's works in the context of two major contemporary notions of collectivity: the crowd and rumour. The plays illustrate that rumour and crowd are mutually dependent; they also betray a fascination with the fact that crowd and rumour make individuality disappear. Shakespeare dramatizes... more...