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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Tyranny in Shakespeareby Mary Ann McGrail

    Lexington Books 2001; US$ 39.99

    Even the most explicitly political contemporary approaches to Shakespeare have been uninterested by his tyrants as such. But for Shakespeare, rather than a historical curiosity or psychological aberration, tyranny is a perpetual political and human problem. Mary Ann McGrail's recovery of the playwright's perspective challenges the grounds of this modern... more...

  • Spirit, Soul, and Cityby Jan H. Blits

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 39.99

    Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary warrior, Coriolanus, the play brings to light not only the hidden working of Rome's mixed regime but the inherent tragic tensions in the... more...

  • Glitzch!by Kellett Hugh

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 1.99

    One man and his predictive text take on the people, institutions and events that shaped the course ofBritish history?with some hilarious results. From the soliloquies of Shakespeare to the Royal Family,nothing escapes unscathed in this riotous romp through the history books. Glitzch!'s cover girl the QueerVicar (Queen Victoria), Sir Waiter Takeaway... more...

  • Thomas Wyattby Patricia Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Custom of the Countryby John Fletcher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Devil's Charterby Barnabe Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Challenge of Periodizationby Lawrence Besserman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Plays of Beaumont and Fletcherby Sandra Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This is an analysis of sexual themes in the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, both in the context of the Jacobean theatre and in the light of modern readings of sexuality and gender during the English Renaissance. Sandra Clark challenges commonly-held perceptions of Beaumont and Fletcher's work. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Merry Wives of Windsor has recently experienced a resurgence of critical interest. At times considered one of Shakespeare?s weaker plays, it is often dismissed or marginalized; however, developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have opened up new perspectives and this collection of 18 essays by top Shakespeare scholars... more...

  • Cardenioby William Shakespeare

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 16.99

    Set in the heat and dust of Andalusia in seventeenth-century Spain, Cardenio is the story of a friendship betrayed, with all the elements of a thriller: disguise, dishonour and deceit. A woman is seduced, a bride is forced to the altar, and a man runs mad among the mountains of the Sierra Morena. The history of the play is every bit as thrilling,... more...