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English renaissance (1500-1640)

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poemsby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare?s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features... more...

  • Quotable Shakespeareby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me.  ?Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra Truth has a quiet breast.  ?Thomas Mowbray, Richard III Marriage is a matter of more worth Than to be dealt in by attorneyship.  ?Earl of Suffolk, Henry VI, Part I This entertaining collection gathers together William Shakespeare's wisest and... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Power of the Faceby Professor James A Knapp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Throughout his plays, Shakespeare placed an extraordinary emphasis on the power of the face to reveal or conceal moral character and emotion, repeatedly inviting the audience to attend carefully to facial features and expressions. The essays collected here disclose that an attention to the power of the face in Shakespeare?s England helps explain moments... more...

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marloweby Dr Mathew R Martin; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe?s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe?s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are... more...

  • Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)by Valerie Traub

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that desire and anxiety together constitute the erotic in... more...

  • The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)by Christopher Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare?s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture and representations of treason and punishment.... more...

  • Skepticism and Belonging in Shakespeare's Comedyby Derek Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book recovers a sense of the high stakes of Shakespearean comedy, arguing that the comedies, no less than the tragedies, serve to dramatize responses to the condition of being human, responses that invite scholarly investigation and explanation.?Taking its cue from Stanley Cavell?s influential readings of Othello and Lear , the book argues... more...

  • Harryingby Harry Berger Jr.

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare's Henriad--Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say. Shakespeare's speakers try to say one thing. Their language says... more...

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)by Jan Harold Brunvand

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    William Shakespeare?s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the Shrew. This book is ideal for students of literature,... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audienceby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare?s audience. First describing the stage?s physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the masque ? the salient form of the Jacobean theatre. This... more...