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Shakespeare Criticism

Series Editor: Philip C Kolin

These comprehensive critical collections are a must-have for students, libraries and scholars alike. Each volume gathers the most influential criticism, key contemporary interpretations and reviews of the most influential productions of Shakespeare's masterworks.

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1-10 of 22 results in Shakespeare Criticism
  1. King Lear

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeffrey Kahan

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations?...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Tempest

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Patrick M. Murphy

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    The Tempest: Critical Essays traces the history of Shakespeare's controversial late romance from its early reception (and adaptation) in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present. The volume reprints influential criticism, and it also offers eight originalessays which study The...

    Published May 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. All's Well, That Ends Well

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Gary Waller

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Described as one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing plays, All’s Well That Ends Well has only recently begun to receive the critical attention it deserves. Noted as a crucial point of development in Shakespeare’s career, this collection of new essays reflects the growing interest in the play and...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Antony and Cleopatra

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Sara M. Deats

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Julius Caesar

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Horst Zander

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This book explores traditional approaches to the play, which includes an examination of the play in light of current history, in the context of Renaissance England, and in relation to Shakespeare's other Roman plays as well as structural examination of plot, language, character, and source material...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Richard II

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial...

    Published February 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Twelfth Night

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by James Schiffer

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer’s extensive introduction surveys the play’s critical reception and performance history, while...

    Published December 21st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Henry VI

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas A. Pendleton

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This collection of original essays provides a selection of current criticism on the Henry VI plays. Topics addressed will include feminist commentaries on the play, the principal of unity in the trilogy, the tradition of illumination of the play, textual variations, and finally, anachronism and...

    Published November 11th 2009 by Routledge

  9. As You Like It

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Edward Tomarken

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This essay collection offers a lengthy introduction describing trends in criticism and theatrical interpretation of As You Like It. Twenty-six major essays on the play, including several written especially for this volume highlight the work, coupled with twenty-three reviews of various productions,...

    Published August 25th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Pericles

    Critical Essays

    By David Skeele

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Pericles: Critical Essays brings together the most essential critical essays and theatrical reviews of Shakespeare's play from the late 17th century to the present, providing a representative gathering of critical opinion of Pericles over the centuries. David Skeele's introduction identifies the...

    Published August 14th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays
    Edited by James Schiffer
    To Be Published October 14th 2014
  3. Macbeth: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Nick Moschovakis
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  4. Richard II: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Jeremy Lopez
    To Be Published December 11th 2014

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