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  • Shelley's Radical Stagesby Dana Van Kooy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Dana Van Kooy draws critical attention to Percy Bysshe Shelley as a dramatist and argues that his dramas represent a critical paradigm of romanticism in which history is 'staged'. Reading Shelley's dramas as a series of radical stages - historical reenactments and theatrical reproductions - Van Kooy highlights the cultural significance of the drama... more...

  • Making and unmaking in early modern English dramaby Chloe Porter

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    Explores the significance of visual things that are 'under construction' in works by playwrights including Shakespeare, Robert Greene and John Lyly more...

  • Wooden Osby Vin Nardizzi

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; Not Available

    By considering works including Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay , the revised Spanish Tragedy , and The Tempest , Nardizzi demonstrates how the “trees” within them were used in imaginative ways to mediate England’s resource crisis. more...

  • Falstaffby Harold Bloom

    Scribner 2017; US$ 11.99

    From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time comes “a timely reminder of the power and possibility of words [and] the last love letter to the shaping spirit of Bloom’s imagination” (front page, The New York Times Book Review ) and an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff—Shakespeare’s greatest enduring and... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Marlowe's Doctor Faustusby Eva Fitzwater

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; Not Available

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • Staging the Ottoman Turkby Esin Akalin

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    In the wake of the fear that gripped Europe after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, English dramatists, like their continental counterparts, began representing the Ottoman Turks in plays inspired by historical events. The Ottoman milieu as a dramatic setting provided English audiences with a common experience of fascination and fear of the Other.... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Euripides' Electra & Medeaby Robert J Milch

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1965; Not Available

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • The Shakespearean International Yearbookby Tom Bishop; Alexa Huang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Shakespearean performances regularly take place at both historic sites and?locations with complex resonances, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and the royal castle of Hamlet – Elsinore – in Denmark. The present issue of the Shakespeare International Yearbook examines the impact of specificities such as festivals and performance sites... more...

  • The Renaissance of emotionby Richard Meek; Erin Sullivan

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 105.00

    This collection of essays offers a major reassessment of the meaning and significance of emotional experience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Recent scholarship on early modern emotion has relied on a medical-historical approach, resulting in a picture of emotional experience that stresses the dominance of the material, humoral body.... more...

  • Eclipse of Actionby Richard Halpern

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    According to traditional accounts, the history of tragedy is itself tragic: following a miraculous birth in fifth-century Athens and a brilliant resurgence in the early modern period, tragic drama then falls into a marked decline. While disputing the notion that tragedy has died, this wide-ranging study argues that it faces an unprecedented challenge... more...