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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • 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; Gregory Doran; Antonio Ălamo

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Choice of Achillesby Susanne Wofford

    Stanford University Press 1992; US$ 75.00

    This book examines the ways that Classical and Renaissance epic poems often work against their expressed moral and political values. It combines a formal and tropological analysis that stresses difference and disjunction with a political analysis of the epic's figurative economy. It offers an interpretation of three epic poems - Homer's Iliad, Virgil's... more...

  • John Donne: The Critical Heritageby A.J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he... more...

  • Meaning by Shakespeareby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    We traditionally assume that the `meaning' of each of Shakespeares plays is bequeathed to it by the Bard. It is as if, to the information which used to be given in theatrical programmes, `Cigarettes by Abdullah, Costumes by Motley, Music by Mendelssohn', we should add `Meaning by Shakespeare'. These essays rest on a different, almost opposite, principle.... more...

  • Christopher Marloweby Vivien Thomas; William Tydeman

    Routledge 1994; US$ 159.95

    Brings together for the first time in a single volume all the recognised sources of Marlowe's dramatic work. An invaluable resource for all those interested Marlowe and the development of Elizabethan theatre. more...

  • Making Shakespeareby Tiffany Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Making Shakespeare is a lively introduction to the major issues of the stage and print history, whilst also raising questions about what a Shakespeare play actually is. Tiffany Stern reveals how London, the theatre, the actors and the way in which the plays were written and printed all affect the 'Shakespeare' that we now read. Concentrating on the... more...

  • The Comedies of Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.95

    This Modern Library edition presents all fourteen comedies--each complete and unabridged--in the Shakespearean canon, along with notes and glossary. Here are: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer-Night's Dream... more...

  • Author's Pen and Actor's Voiceby Robert Weimann; Helen Higbee; William West

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Redefines the relationship between writing and performance in Shakespeare's theatre. more...

  • Shakespeare, Marlow and the Politics of Franceby Richard Hillman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 144.00

    Taking a wide-ranging intertextual approach, Richard Hillman sets Early Modern English play-texts against political and cultural discourses concerning France, as these informed contemporary English consciousness. The English works explored go beyond those directly representing French affairs; the French examples include dramatic treatments of Joan... more...