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  1. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Society and Literature 1945-1970 (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Alan Sinfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1983, this book focuses on the twentieth-century writer as both a product, and an interpreter, of his or her society. It explores the social basis of our conceptions of literature and the ways in which writing is affected by the media, institutional and technical, through which...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reading the Renaissance (Routledge Revivals)

    Culture, Poetics, and Drama

    Edited by Jonathan Hart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Reading the Renaissance, first published in 1996, is a collection of essays discussing the literature, drama, poetics and culture of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, which extends from about 1300 to 1700 depending on the country, was originally a rebirth of the arts but has also come to...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Massinger

    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

    Martin Garrett's comprehensive collection presents and explains the history of the critical reception to Massinger's work from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. The volume includes extensive selections from the writings of Pepys, Goldsmith, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Lamb and Swinburne...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Neil Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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