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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Defining Literary Criticismby Carol Atherton

    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...

  • Reading Shakespeare Historicallyby Lisa Jardine

    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...

  • The Wheel of Fireby G. Wilson Knight

    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...

  • Political Theologies in Shakespeare's Englandby Professor Debora Shuger

    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...

  • A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, 3by Richard Dutton; Jean E. Howard

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines... more...

  • Shakespeare's Humanismby Robin Headlam Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book argues that the idea of a universal human nature was as important to Shakespeare as it was to every other Renaissance writer. more...

  • As You Like Itby William Shakespeare; Cynthia Marshall

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. more...

  • Sweet Swan of Avonby Robin Williams

    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...

  • Sacred Biographyby Thomas J. Heffernan

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.68

    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...

  • The Tempest Paperback Bookby William Shakespeare; Laurel and Associates

    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...