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English renaissance (1500-1640)

  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play’s productions... more...

  • 'What May Words Say . . . ?'by Inge Leimberg

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99

    'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...

  • 30 Great Myths about Shakespeareby Laurie Maguire; Emma Smith

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.95

    Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating... more...

  • 31 vor Christusby David Stuttard; Sam Moorhead

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 23.13

    Nur ein einziges Mal in der Geschichte, im Epochenjahr 31 v. Chr., standen sich Rom und Ägypten in einer Seeschlacht gegenüber. Für beide Supermächte ging es um Sieg oder Untergang. Octavian, der spätere Augustus, traf an der Küste vor Actium auf den »Verräter Roms« - wie er Marcus Antonius in seiner Propaganda nannte - und dessen Geliebte Kleopatra,... more...

  • Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval Englandby Elizabeth Scala

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 117.00

    Absent Narratives is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period - Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain -poet and Malory - it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing... more...

  • The Accommodated Animalby Laurie Shannon

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word “animal” itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal , the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth... more...

  • Acting from Shakespeare's First Folioby Don Weingust

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95

    Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio examines a series of techniques for reading and performing Shakespeare's plays that are based on the texts of the first ?complete? volume of Shakespeare's works: the First Folio of 1623. more...

  • Adrian Lester on Henry V (Shakespeare on Stage)by Adrian Lester; Julian Curry

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 2.90

    In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare?s major roles. They discuss their character, working through the play scene by scene, with refreshing candour and in forensic detail. The result is a masterclass on playing the role, invaluable... more...

  • African Theatre 12 (pbk)by Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    A key volume for Shakespeare, African theatre and postcolonial cultural scholars, promoting debate on the role of Western cultural icons in contemporary postcolonial cultures. more...