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English renaissance (1500-1640)

  • Love Sonnets of Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    William Shakespeare pays tribute to our most beautiful emotion in this timeless collection. In addition to his plays Shakespeare was also well-known for love poetry, “his sugared sonnets among his private friends.? This faux leather bound mini includes introduction, biography, and Shakespeare?s best-known sonnets to read and share with the one you... more...

  • The Plays of Beaumont and Fletcherby Sandra Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This is an analysis of sexual themes in the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, both in the context of the Jacobean theatre and in the light of modern readings of sexuality and gender during the English Renaissance. Sandra Clark challenges commonly-held perceptions of Beaumont and Fletcher's work. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses... more...

  • Representing Shakespeareby Robert Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s, the RSC's commitment to relevance has fostered close relationships between Shakespearean criticism and performance, and between the theatre... more...

  • Shakespeare's Mature Tragediesby Bernard McElroy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies-- Hamlet , Othello , King Lear , and Macbeth --all have an essential experience in common. Bernard McElroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...

  • Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mindby Katharine Eisaman Maus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Katharine Maus explores the biographical reasons for Jonson's preference for particular Latin authors; the effects of Roman moral and psychological paradigms on his methods of characterization and generic choices; the connection between his critical theory and artistic practice; and the impact of Roman social theory on his portrayal of communities... more...

  • The Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literatureby Penn R. Szittya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book is a history of a medieval literary tradition that grew out of opposition to the mendicant fraternal orders. Penn R. Szittya argues that the widespread attacks on the friars in late medieval poetry, especially in Ricardian England, drew on an established tradition that originated in the polemical theology, eschatology, and Biblical exegesis... more...

  • Marlowe's Ovidby M. L. Stapleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book of its kind, Marlowe’s Ovid explores and analyzes in depth the relationship between the Elegies—Marlowe’s translation of Ovid’s Amores—and Marlowe’s own dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton carefully considers Marlowe’s Elegies in the context of his seven known dramatic works and his epyllion, Hero... more...

  • When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals)by Norman Council

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare?s audiences. In When Honour?s at the Stake , first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare?s major plays. The validity of the most widely approved... more...

  • John Donne, Undone (Routledge Revivals)by Thomas Docherty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Contemporary criticism of Donne has tended to ignore the historical culture and ideology that conditioned his writings, reinforcing the traditionally accepted model of the poet as a humanist of ethical, cultural and political individualism. In this title, first published in 1986, Thomas Docherty challenges this with a more rigorously theoretical reading... more...

  • Speaking the Speechby Giles Block; Mark Rylance

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays? In Speaking the Speech , Giles Block – ‘Master of the Words? at Shakespeare?s Globe – sets out to answer these two simple questions. The result is the most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare?s... more...