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English renaissance (1500-1640)

  • The First Two Quartos of Hamletby Margrethe Jolly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642by Marina Tarlinskaja

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja’s statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays,... more...

  • Henry V - The Quarto (Sos)by William Shakespeare; Graham Holderness; Bryan Loughrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    One of a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Henry V" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. The original text - or First Quarto - of "Henry V", published in 1600,... more...

  • Edmund Spenserby Andrew Hadfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection represents some of the best recent critical writing on Edmund Spenser, a major Renaissance English poet. The essays cover the whole of Spensers work, from early literary experiments such as The Shepeardes Calenda r, to his unfinished crowning work, The Fairie Queene . The introduction provides an overview of critical responses to Spenser,... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this collection of 17 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds... more...

  • Donne's Religious Writingby P. M. Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This, the first book to focus solely on Donne's religious writing, also places his work in a literary context and attempts to reach a more realistic assessment of its originality than has been possible hitherto. The prose works that are examined in detail include the controversial treatises Bianthanatos and Pseudo-Martyr , the satirical Ignatius... more...

  • Shakespeare in the EFL Classroomby Maria Eisenmann; Christiane Lütge

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 44.39

    This volume provides new perspectives and innovative insights into current topics and approaches for teaching Shakespeare to all ages, and gives an overview of contemporary Shakespeare scholarship as well as practical examples that have proven successful in a wide range of classroom situations. This is particularly relevant in times of universal Shakespearean... more...

  • Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Mattersby Mike Scott; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Shakespeare's Comedies: All That Matters,Mike Scott explores and explains the secrets that have made Shakespeare's comedies so enduring that they continue to be performed,watched and studied by millions of people every year. Professor Scott focuses in turn on he Comedy of Errors,A Midsummer Night's Dream,Twelfth Night,As You Like It... more...

  • Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603by G.B. Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth?s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with evidence of the history of the stage. Whatever wider significances... more...

  • Shakespeare's Styleby Maurice Charney

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book presents a detailed consideration of aspects of Shakespeare?s writing style in his plays. Each chapter offers a detailed discussion about a single feature of style in a chosen Shakespeare play. more...