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  1. Twelfth Night

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Stanley Wells

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare’s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Coriolanus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. King Lear

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Kenneth Muir

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare’s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt,...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. King John and Henry VIII

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Frances A. Shirley

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Othello

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Susan Snyder

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Selections here are organised chronologically looking at both theatrical commentary and literary criticism. The organisation brings out the shifts in emphasis as each generation reinvents Shakespeare, and Othello, by the questions asked, those not asked, and the...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Macbeth

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Samuel Schoenbaum

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ‘the Scottish play’, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson’s brief 1765 comment to the editor’s own piece on the Porter’s scene, the texts included here are...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Actor Training Reader

    Edited by MARK EVANS

    The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Beth Henley

    A Casebook

    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Representing China on the Historical London Stage

    From Orientalism to Intercultural Performance

    By Dongshin Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a critical study of how China was represented on the historical London stage in selected examples from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century—which corresponds with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), China’s last monarchy. The examples show that during this...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge