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Accents on Shakespeare

Series Editor: Terence Hawkes

General Editor: Terence Hawkes, Emeritus Professor, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

The Accents on Shakespeare series provides short, powerful 'cutting edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in Shakespeare studies. The volumes either 'apply' theory, or broaden and adapt it in order to connect with concrete teaching concerns. In the process, they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of the last ten years.

Since the New Accents series was established, 'theory' as a fundamental feature of the study of literature, the need for short, 'cutting-edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in literary studies has increased enormously. In the case of Shakespeare, Accents on Shakespeare supplies an exciting range of provocative new titles. The books in the series either apply theory, or broaden and adapt it to connect with teaching concerns. In the process they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of recent years.

New and Published Books

11-18 of 18 results in Accents on Shakespeare
  1. Shakespeare and Feminist Performance

    Ideology on Stage

    By Sarah Werner

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how...

    Published July 12th 2001 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

    By Philip Armstrong

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The link between psychoanalysis as a mode of interpretation and Shakespeare's works is well known. But rather than merely putting Shakespeare on the couch, Philip Armstrong focuses on the complex and fascinatingly fruitful mutual relationship between Shakespeare's texts and psychoanalytic theory....

    Published May 17th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare and Modern Theatre

    The Performance of Modernity

    Edited by Michael Bristol, Kathleen McLuskie, Christopher Holmes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 10th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Marxist Shakespeares

    Edited by Jean E. Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture...

    Published October 26th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Shakespeare and Modernity

    Early Modern to Millennium

    Edited by Hugh Grady

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    This in-depth collection of essays traces the changing reception of Shakespeare over the past four hundred years, during which time Shakespeare has variously been seen as the last great exponent of pre-modern Western culture, a crucial inaugurator of modernity, and a prophet of postmodernity. This...

    Published July 20th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Philosophical Shakespeares

    Edited by John Joughin

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare continues to articulate the central problems of our intellectual inheritance. The plays of a Renaissance playwright still seem to be fundamental to our understanding and experience of modernity.Key philosophical questions concerning value, meaning and justice continue to resonate in...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare and Appropriation

    Edited by Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate,...

    Published November 4th 1999 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare Without Women

    By Dympna Callaghan

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 4th 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium
    By Linda Charnes
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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