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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Shylock on the Stageby Toby Lelyveld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent... more...

  • Garrick's Follyby Johanne M. Stochholm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which involved not only theatrical and rhetorical festivities but... more...

  • Acting Shakespeareby Bertram Leon Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright?s poetry compelling for the audience is a problem which has seldom been resolved in... more...

  • On Directing Shakespeareby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally... more...