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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • The Oxford Shakespeare: Othelloby William Shakespeare; Michael Neill

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    This is the first scholarly edition of Othello to give full attention to the play's bold treatment of racial themes. Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and appendices on music in the play and a full translation... more...

  • Shakespeare and Historical Formalismby Professor Stephen Cohen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Located at the intersection of new historicism and the 'new formalism', historical formalism is one of the most rapidly growing and important movements in early modern studies: taking seriously the theoretical issues raised by both history and form, it challenges the anti-formalist orthodoxies of new historicism and expands the scope of historicist... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby William Shakespeare; Roger Warren

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    Designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals, as well as general readers, the edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and a setting of the song 'Who is Silvia?' prepared from an Elizabethan source. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; 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...

  • Henry IV, Part Oneby William Shakespeare; David Bevington; David Scott Kastan

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 4.99

    A play alive with escapades and action, comedy and history, Henry IV, Part One begins the transformation of the madcap Prince Hal into the splendid ruler King Henry. In it a rebellion against King and State is juxtaposed with another rebellion?the riotous misbehavior of Hal and his companions, principally Falstaff. A superbly funny liar, coward,... more...

  • Social and Moral Theory in Casework (Routledge Revivals)by Raymond Plant

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1970, the aim of the book is to 'map the logical geography' of an important set of concepts which enter into the theory of social casework - those concerning the individual and society. Concepts examined include the individually orientated values of 'self-direction' and 'acceptance', and those of 'role', 'adjustment' and 'integration',... more...

  • Henry IV, Part Twoby William Shakespeare

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities of power as an old... more...

  • Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, and All's Well that Ends Wellby William Shakespeare

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 6.99

    An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features:  Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling... more...

  • Manhood and Masculine Identity in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbethby Maria L. Howell

    UPA 2008; US$ 31.99

    Maria Howell's, Manhood and Masculine Identity in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth, is an important and compelling scholarly work which seeks to examine the sixteenth century's greatest concern, echoed by Hamlet himself, "What is a man?" In an attempt to analyze the concept of manhood in Macbeth, Howell explores the contradictions and ambiguities... more...

  • Double Agentsby Clare Lees; Gillian Overing

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    First printed in 2001 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, this book has been out of print for several years and is highly sought after by researchers in the field of Medieval cultural studies. Double Agents was the first book length study of women in Anglo-Saxon written culture that took on board the insights of contemporary critical theory, especially... more...