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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95
Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 137.00
Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, Wheel of Fire is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism, Wheel of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Outlining the controversies that have surrounded the academic discipline of English Literature since its institutionalization in the late nineteenth century, this important book draws on a range of archival sources. It addresses issues that are central to the identity of academic English - how the subject came into existence, and what makes it a specialist... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00
Shuger's study of Measure to Measure offers a sweeping reinterpretation of English political thought in the aftermath of the Reformation, one that focuses not on the tension between Crown and Parliament but on the relation of the sacred to the state. more...
- Pearson Education 2006; US$ 21.99
It is long overdue that someone took a closer look at the brilliant Mary Sidney. I have a suspicion that Mary Sidney?s life, and especially her dedication to the English language after her brother?s death, may throw important light on the mysterious authorship of the Shakespeare plays and poems. ? Mark Rylance Actor; Artistic Director of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 54.99
This work proceeds chronologically, in the order that plays were written, allowing the reader to trace the development of Shakespeare as an author and to see how the changing cultural climate of the Elizabethans flowered into film centuries later. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 38.00
Modern historiography dismisses the medieval lives of saints about whom little was really known as "pious fiction". This study demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous nor blinded by piety. more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95
Now you can reach today's adolescents with the universal messages of great literature. Presented in traditional play script format, each title features simplified language, easy-to-read type size, and strict adherence to the tone and integrity of the original play. more...