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New and Published Books

  1. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge

    Giordano Bruno in England

    By Hilary Gatti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Death of the Actor

    Shakespeare on Page and Stage

    By Martin Buzacott

    In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because actors are absent from the site of Shakespearean...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Reissuing works originally published between 1919 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet (4 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship on the Shakespearean tragic play. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"

    By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Hamlet's Fictions

    By Maurice Charney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    "But in a fiction, in a dream of passion..." In an extended commentary on this passage this book offers a rationale for the excellence and primacy of this play among the tragedies. Throughout, emphasis is placed on Hamlet's fantasies and imaginations rather than on ethical criteria, and on the...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Hamlet: Critical Essays

    Edited by Joseph G. Price

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    A comprehensive collection of the best writing about this Shakespearian play, both as dramatic literature and theatrical performance, this book is an excellent resource companion to the text. This collected wisdom was originally published in 1986. It contains pieces of commentary from as far back...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Macdonald Alden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This fascinating title, first published in 1922, presents a detailed overview of the life and works of Shakespeare. Alden first considers Shakespeare’s Elizabethan context, alongside exploring the Classical and Italian foundations, political theories, concepts and theatrical trends that influenced...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author’s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge